November 1, 2007
My name is "Screwed by FD#5274", you can reach me by Email; firstname.lastname@example.org
A web site will be created, the web address will be;
To all Corporate Family Dollar Executives, Administrators, Senior Vice Presidents, Vice-Presidents, District Managers and Loss Prevention Senior and Regional Vice- Presidents. To all Family Dollar Stores.
THIS LETTER WILL BE SENT TO ALL FAMILY DOLLAR STORES AND ALL INTERNET WEB SITES. A WEBSITE WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR THIS SOLE EVENT THAT HAPPEND TO ME.
THIS LETTER WILL BE SENT TO ALL INTERNET, LOCAL AND NATIONIONAL MEDIA OUTLETS.
I WILL EXPOSE THE COMPANY AND HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIER WRONGFUL ALLEGATIONS IF THIS IS NOT RESOLVED IN A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME.
This letter is to inform you that I was a manager trainee and was made set up to look like a thief from other members of management within that store.
I hope this note finds you well. Please pass this onto the appropriate people. I found out today that there has been issues during my three weeks of training in the Everett Massachusetts store #5274.
I didn't know this until today, November 1, 2007!! Jim Francouer had assigned me to the Chelsea store, I started working in there on Wednesday October 31, 2007. Jim had asked me if I had made a deposit. I said yes, he said the bank never received it. I thought maybe it would take a few days. Sometimes the bank would lose deposits and find them relatively soon when I worked at another retail outlet. It was never a problem.
Thursday November 2, 2007 a loss prevention agent came to Chelsea, Chris Pomerleau I think his name is. He informed me that there has been a lot going on there since I started my training including cash shortages and merchandise missing from the store. And that on this past Sunday night the bank deposit I prepared and counted with the store manger present was never dropped in the safe. I think it contained over $3400.00!! He also said a lot of merchandise has been taken out of the store as well. He was telling me that it is against company policy to borrow money from petty cash for gas and lunch and asked me if I were told this. I said no, it wasn't but it would only be common sense not to do that.
This gentleman accused me on voice recorded tape of the following. He stated his investigation concludes that I took the bagged money, that I never put it in the safe. And that I was taking lunch and gas money.
Until today, I was under the impression the money went to the bank and the bank could't find it!!!
After leaving the store and discussing this serious issue with my wife, she questioned me about procedures and normal store routines.
We figured out what most likely took place.
The person (s) who did this comitted a "crime of opportunity". I have family members that are in the loss prevention field.
Why would I count over thirty four hundred dollars with the store manager as my witness, document it in the deposit log book with my signature, walk out of the office with the manager with me. And pretend to put the money in the bottom of the safe. Two days before getting my very own store!!??
Then showing up for work Monday morning on time, unloading the truck and having a good time at work looking forward starting at my own store!!??
I was the one who counted petty cash and found the shortages. Small, $15 and $20. Sometimes the next day when I counted it again it somehow became normal. I actually began thinking I must have been counting wrong.
One morning I came in and Carol the assistant manager was counting petty cash and said it was $50 short! I counted it as being normal the previous night, then I counted it again, in front of her, and it was $8 dollars short, not fifty. This happend three, four or maybe five times while I was there. That it would be short. I noticed that a new girl was short a few times when I wasn't even working, Carol had written her up for it. A few times other cashiers were short as well. Another thing, when I was in training I always, or at least most of the time made the bank deposits. I never had the combination to the safe, Niki the store manager would have me make the deposits at the bank and get change. Never came back short.
Its ironic this past Monday Carol shows up for work at noon time, and I assume opened the safe to make a deposit, low and behold the money wasn't there, so she claims. She immediately calls LP, never asks me if I made the deposit. Never said a word to me. In the three weeks I was there, I don't remember Carol making bank deposits, maybe early on in my training. I find it odd that Carol would come in at noon looking to make a deposit, when it most likely would have already been done. The store manager always had me do it in the morning.
I find the timing of this event interesting, this happens Monday, I was not scheduled to close, just to do the truck and leave at 4pm, so I wouldn't be putting money in the bottom of the safe. This happens the very last day I'm in Everett. After all, the thieves wouldn't have to face me when they blamed me!!
Okay, does this make sense?
I count all the funds the store makes on Sunday, document it in the book and sign my name on the bag, oh and by the way, I asked if Niki wanted to sign as well, she said no because she was there and counted it with me. Then walk out with the bag and pretend to put it in the safe??
Money missing from petty cash!! Not me "borrowing" from it, other managers must have been. Why would I say there is a shortage?? I would be the one most likely counting it the next day, so if I borrowed from it like I was accused, wouldn't I just say it was normal??!! And then just replace it??
Another crime of opportunity!!
I always for the most part put the petty cash draw on the floor when taking money out of it, because one time I opened the draw and it fell everywhere, but it wasn't short that day I bet!! Plus, for security reasons it shouldn't be placed on the counter during the day for many people to see. From what I understand that draw should be used for cash pick up drops and not petty cash. So because certain people studied the camera and saw I placed the draw on the floor, I guess out of "camera view" took advantage of the "opportunity"to take money somehow and say Don did it, because he was the only person who did it safely.
Merchandise missing from the store. I have no clue, although I did always see Carol going outside in the back of the building thirty or forty times while I trained there "claiming to smoke", but always smoked out front as well. On two or three occassions there would be tide and paper towels outside the back door when I put trash out. Never asked, just kept my mouth shut.
I NEVER once stole anything from family dollar, let alone $3400.00!! It is SO clear I was set up. It doesn't make any sense!!
The loss prevention person made some pretty hefty accusations
today that I have on voice tape.
Carol or Niki or both of them together set me up? I don't know why. I would be willing to bet my eye sight that it was Carol. They know the camera angles better than god. One of them took it. Carol didn't like me for some reason. She always looked like she was up to no good when I was there. She set me up.
Your LP department claims they have evidence that I did all this on covert camera, and other means of proof. They have not one shred of evidence because I did none of what I have been accused of?
I have every intention of making a federal case out of this if immediate action isn't taken against the thieves who did this crime of opportunity!! I don't want my job back, that isn't what this is about. I want compensation for this!!
I have been accused of things that I never in 43 years have been accused of. I turned down two other jobs to work for family dollar!! I wanted that job!! I loved it!! And it has been taken away from me because of them. Why?? What did I do to them?
I want immediate action taken against those individuals.
I know you won't be able to prove they took it. They know the angles of the cameras. They have worked for the company for years, right? Who's word are you going to take? Theirs!! Not a new manager trainee.
Does it make any sense to anyone, that me being the responsable party making that drop would walk off with it knowing I would be the obvious suspect, when my intentions were to have a future with family dollar?
They are going to get away with it follks, watch them. Research, certain people were having car troubles and other financial problems. Carol and Niki are very very close.
Carol or Niki stole that money..they stole it, someone with the combination to the safe stole it. This is not going away. I will stand on the sidewalk in front of the Everett Family Dollar with huge signs telling everyone what they have accused me of.
At least I have all these accusations on tape.
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