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Clerk accused of stealing from her employer in Falls

NIAGARA FALLS – A Petco clerk is accused of stealing over $1,170 in cash from her employer by processing fraudulent returns over a two-month period.

Ashley L. Riley, 26, of Pine Avenue, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. She allegedly had been creating false receipts for returns and pocketing the cash between Nov. 22 and Tuesday at the store, 1520 Military Road.

She was interviewed by her store manager and admitted she had taken the money, according to a police report.