Jacksonville Zoo employee wanted for employee theft | News
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A woman who worked in the finance office at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is wanted by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office on charges of employee theft.
Spring Smith, 33, was fired on Wednesday after an audit revealed that she had stolen $4,488.06 from a deposit she had transacted, according to a JSO police report.
When confronted by the human resources manager, Smith said she did not know where the money was. She was then terminated and signed a form which stated she was fired for theft, the police report said.
Smith prepared two deposit tickets for Wells Fargo Bank on June 7. One was for $4,488.06 in cash and one was for $1,129.40 in checks. Two deposits in the amounts of $12,550.14 and $34,583.58 were picked up by Brinks on June 8.
The $1,129.40 in checks were deposited and the $4,488.06 in cash was not, according to the report.
Police investigation revealed that Smith was the only employee working in the finance department on June 7.