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Manager accused of theft at Subway

A 44-year-old Osakis woman is accused of taking money from the Subway sandwich shop she was managing in Osakis.

Nikki Colleen Gillespie was charged with felony theft in Douglas County District Court on Aug. 28.

According to the criminal complaint, deposits from the store were missing between June 23 to July 4 earlier this summer when Gillespie was the manager and responsible for the daily deposits. The total amount of money missing was $5,625.43.

When a regional manager questioned Gillespie about why there were no deposits, she said she made all the deposits and the bank had made the errors. As proof, Gillespie sent the manager handwritten bank deposit slips.

Dates on the slips that Gillespie claimed she presented to the bank were scratched out and rewritten, according to the complaint.

On July 6, Gillespie made a deposit and sent documentation to the regional manager according to proper protocol.

On July 10, Osakis Police Chief Chad Gulbranson questioned Gillespie and she said she made the earlier deposits inside the bank on June 29, June 30 and on July 3 and July 4, always between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Gillespie insisted that the bank was open on July 4, although bank personnel told police that the bank wasn't open that day. Bank personnel told police that Gillespie didn't enter the bank or make any deposits on the dates in question.

Gillespie's first court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 11.

Those convicted of felony theft face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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