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Target employee accused of stealing $27,000 from store

Posted January 31, 2018 12:36 p.m. EST

— A target employee is accused of stealing $27,000 in cash from a Boynton Beach store and placing it in his pockets.

Boynton Beach Police arrested Kasey Lorgen, 20, of West Palm Beach for grand theft on January 31.

A loss prevention officer at the 650 N Congress Ave Target investigated Lorgen for missing money from registers since July 2017, according to a police report. Lorgen's employee ID was linked to each of those registers.

The officer said Lorgen is the only person that empties each register at the end of the night when the store closes. He then puts the money into the back room, bundles the money, and places it into a safe.

Surveillance video allegedly captures Lorgen taking cash out of red bags and placing it into his pockets. He's also allegedly seen taking money out of registers and placing it into his pants pockets.

Records show Lorgen confessed to the loss prevention officer to taking cash while he was working.

He told a Boynton Beach Police officer that he took the cash because he needed money for school and bills. He said he was working alone and would deposit the cash directly into his bank account.

He said he knew what he was doing was wrong, but couldn't help it.

He appeared before a Palm Beach County judge Wednesday morning and was ordered to not have contact with any Target. He does not have a criminal record, court records show.