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Manager of Tom’s in Dover accused of stealing nearly $50k from store

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The former manager of the Tom’s Exxon in Dover Borough is accused of stealing nearly $50,000 from the business over a six month period.

Nicole M. Alfano , 31, of Palomino Road in Dover Township, has been charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking and Receiving Stolen Property.

Alfano is accused of stealing $48,852.03 between July 1, 2013 and January 24, 2014.

A representative of Shipley Energy contacted the Northern York County Regional Police Department about the possible thefts on January 31, 2014.

On January 20th, cash sales at the store totaled $4,544.93.  That money was supposed to be deposited the next day, January 21st.  A deposit slip was found stapled to the paperwork, but the slip appeared to have never been processed by the bank.  On January 22nd, the store totaled $2,907.10 in cash sales that were to be deposited on January 23rd.  Again a non-validated deposit slip was stapled to the paperwork.

Police then obtained copies of all deposits made between January 15th, 2014 and January 29th, 2014 from the bank.  All of the deposit slips were present except the ones dated January 21, 2014 and January 22, 2014. Investigators viewed video surveillance from the bank and found that Alfano was not present in the bank making deposits on the dates in question.

Shipley Energy completed an audit of deposits from July 1, 2013 through January 24, 2014.  The audit showed that $41,400.00 was missing from the scratch off lottery ticket machine.

Shipley Energy receives books of lottery tickets from the PA Lottery and these books are placed in the lottery vending machine.  Each book of tickets has a set price for Shipley Energy.  The store then sells the tickets through the vending machine to recoup their investment.  Alfano is accused of under-reporting the amount of ticket books received from the lottery.

For example, on July 16, 2013 the store received a shipment of lottery tickets with a face value of $9,300.  On that date, Alfano under reported the delivery as being for lottery tickets with a face value of $3,600.  This allowed Alfano to take $5,700.00 in cash from the machine for her personal use.

Police say Alfano did this eleven times between July 1, 2013 and January 24, 2014.  Shipley Energy is currently conducting further audits of the store’s finances.

Alfano was the store manager from 2007 through January 2014.

The investigation into this incident continues.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Northern York County Regional Police Department at 717.292.3647 or use the crime tip reporting portion of this website.