For retailers, a sad saga of security gaps

Man made a living of defrauding retailers, avoiding security


On Oct. 22, 2006, more than $38,000 was missing from the Kmart on Oregon Avenue in Philadelphia, where Fussell was hired as a manager.

On Aug. 31, 2007, $23,000 was taken from a safe in a Cherry Hill ShopRite where he worked as a new assistant manager.

On Nov. 12, 2007, $8,700 was missing from the safe at Dollar General on Wayne Avenue in Philadelphia, where Fussell was a manager. He never returned to the store.

SOURCE: Pennsylvania and New Jersey police agencies and court documents.

(Philadelphia Inquirer, The (KRT) -- 01/14/08)