Liquor store employee charged with theft

Amber Faye Schnobrich, 23, Randall, was charged  March 22 in Morrison County District Court with one felony count of theft.

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office received information from the owner of a liquor store in Lincoln that he suspected his employee, Schnobrich, had stolen several thousand dollars from his business during 2012.

The owner, who had spent much of the summer away from his business due to medical concerns, told the investigator he found a number of checks written by Schnobrich for cash, with no explanation. He also said Schnobrich was given a credit card to make business purchases. A review of the credit card statements showed a number of gas purchases during 2012 totalling $937. He said no employee, including himself, was allowed to use a business credit card to make personal purchases of gas.

On Feb. 2, the investigator met with Schnobrich to discuss the case. She said one check for $1,000 was cashed for the ATM machine, but there were no $1,000 deposits of cash made in the ATM machine during that time.

Regarding the purchase of gas on the credit card, Schnobrich allegedly said she did put fuel in her personal vehicle and that it did get out of hand.

From April 2012 through August 2012, Schnobrich allegedly wrote seven checks totalling $1,724.25 and used the business credit card for $937 in gas without permission.

If convicted, Schnobrich faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine.