LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a former Kroger employee for stealing over $13,000 while he worked for the grocery giant.

According to an arrest warrant, the crime was discovered on Dec. 1. Police say that, prior to that date, 23-year-old Brendon K. Bentley was employed at the Kroger on Timber Ridge Drive, near U.S. 42, in Prospect, Kentucky.

Prospect Police say Bentley took cash from the register and kept if for his own use. His procedure was to remove the cash from the register, put it next to the register, then place it in his pocket.

When confronted about the alleged thefts, Prospect Police say Bentley said he may have thrown the money away.

Surveillance video showed Bentley taking a total of $13,560 from the register, according to court documents.

Prospect Police issued a warrant for Bentley's arrest on March 26, and Louisville Metro Police took him into custody on Saturday, April 4. He is charged with theft by unlawful taking.

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