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POLICE: Louisville man stole from Habitat for Humanity store

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Robert Sears (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Robert Sears (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have arrested a man after they say he stole money from a store set up to support Habitat for Humanity.

According to an arrest warrant, it happened Nov. 16, shortly after 10 a.m. at the Habitat Restore -- a store selling donated goods to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

Police say 22-year-old Robert Sears, an employee of the store at the time, took money from the cash register and placed it in his pocket.

Later, when store employees conducted an internal audit, the cash discrepancy was discovered. Police say surveillance video showed Sears taking the money.

The amount of money he allegedly stole is not indicated on the arrest warrant, but police say it was under $500.

Sears hasn't returned to work since the day of the theft, according to police.

A warrant was issued for Sears' arrest on Dec. 5, and he was taken into custody shortly after midnight on Feb. 20.

Sears has been charged with misdemeanor theft.

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