Brinks cash handler accused in $25K theft

Taneisha Randle, 23, arrested

INDIANAPOLIS - A cash handler at Brinks Inc. was arrested after police accused her of taking $25,000 from the building's cash room.

A manager called police after running an audit of employee Taneisha Randle's workstation. According to the police report, Randle asked to go home sick Monday night.  After running the audit, managers said that Randle's workstation came up $25,000 short.

When managers called Randle, 23, in to work Tuesday morning, she denied having any Brinks' money.

Detectives who spoke with managers said they have surveillance video of Randle sitting in the cash room counting money. According to police, Randle was seen in the video taking money from the table and putting it onto her lap and in between her legs.

When questioned about her actions as seen in the surveillance video, Randle denied possessing the missing money.

"I have no money that belongs to Brinks," she said in the police report.

Randle was arrested and taken into custody on theft charges.

According to police reports, employee thefts from Brinks have totaled more than $268,000 over the past five years, including this most recent case.

In one instance in August of 2013, an employee stole $160,000 but later returned all but $8,550, which was used to buy a motorcycle online.

In August 2008, an employee walked out with $30,000 on two separate occasions. According to the police report, the employee confessed to taking the money, and more than $27,000 in cash was found in the trunk of his car, which was parked outside the business.

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