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Kmart clerk Anthony Diehl stole cash from store, sold marijuana to co-worker, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Dec 03 2012 02:06:07 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 03 2012 02:06:38 PM CST
BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa. -

A department store clerk was arrested for stealing more than $500 in refund money and selling marijuana to a co-worker, officials said.

Anthony M. Diehl pocketed $440 last Friday and $62 last Wednesday while he was processing refunds at the Kmart at 3843 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem Twp., Northampton Co., said officials, adding that the $440 was recovered but the $62 was not.

When questioned by police last Friday, Diehl also admitted he sold $20 worth of marijuana to a co-worker and also turned over two plastic bags of the drug he had hidden in his sock, officials said.

Police contacted Diehl's co-worker and seized the pot he purchased, they said.

Diehl, 19, of 250 East Goepp St., Bethlehem, was arraigned on charges of drug possession and theft and released on $10,000 unsecured bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 11.