Employee accused of stealing from Internet café sought, Lake City police say

Amanda Jennings stole more than $1,200 from register, cops say

Amanda Jennings (Photos courtesy of the Lake City Police Department)
Amanda Jennings (Photos courtesy of the Lake City Police Department)

LAKE CITY, Fla. – Lake City police are asking for the public's help in finding an employee who they say stole money from an Internet café.

Police responded Wednesday to the Internet Royal Café at 1051 E. Duval Street, or U.S. 90, about an employee theft.

An officer met with the manager, who said an employee, Amanda Jennings, had stolen more than $1,200 from the register shortly after 4 p.m., police said.

Security video from within the business showed Jennings standing behind a counter where she was working. Police said she was then seen opening the register, removing more than $1,200 from the drawer and concealing the bills in her bra.

Jennings then fled the business. Police said the café was left unattended for an hour before a customer noticed no one was working inside and called the manager.

Officers attempted to find Jennings, but were unable to locate her. Police said a warrant affidavit was filed on Jennings for grand theft.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Lake City Police Department at 386-752-4343 or anonymously on the tips line at 386-719-2068.

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