Store employee arrested for stealing over $78,000 in items

By: Andy Slater

Customers at the Sears Outlet store in North Miami Beach were really getting a great bargain.

According to an exclusively-obtained arrest report, Sears Outlet employee Jeffery Croswell, 32, admitted to letting customers pick out items they wanted. He would then turn around and sell those items to those customers for $200-$400.

During a nine-month span, the total value of items stolen was about $78,129, the report said. 

Croswell connected with store customers in the rear of the building, according to the report. Croswell also admitted to writing fake invoices and making the deals with repeat customers just before closing time. 

"I knew that this would eventually catch up to me," Croswell told a detective.

Croswell is facing 15 counts of first-degree grand theft and is being held on $20,000 bond. Court records show he was appointed a public defender.

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(Photo: Miami-Dade Corrections)