Domino’s employee charged with stealing nearly $1,700 from Greenfield store

  • Domino’s Pizza at 368 Federal St. in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Domino’s Pizza at 368 Federal St. in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Staff Writer
Published: 11/18/2019 5:43:59 PM

GREENFIELD — An employee of Domino’s Pizza is being charged with larceny for stealing approximately $1,657 from store deposits.

Tammy Armstrong, 34, of Greenfield, was arraigned in Greenfield District Court on Friday, following an investigation by Greenfield Police Sgt. Daniel McCarthy.

According to McCarthy’s police report, officers were investigating a robbery that had been reported in September by Armstrong, who managed Domino’s Pizza on Federal Street at the time. However, Scott Akers, the restaurant’s owner, suspected the robbery claim to be untrue. Akers explained he had conflicts with Armstrong as a manager in the past — altering time stamps to get more pay, hiring employees without his knowledge and having repeated issues where deposits were off by up to $130.

Akers said he fired Armstrong on Sept. 19, the night of the reported robbery. He told officers that Armstrong had the store deposits from the Friday and Saturday night before her termination, amounting to approximately $1,657.

After multiple requests by Akers and another employee to get the deposits, McCarthy’s report states officers met Armstrong at her home to discuss the incident. She allegedly told officers there were multiple witnesses who could support the claim she had been robbed and did not have any deposits, as she had returned them to Akers on Sept. 21. However, officers determined this could not have happened because Akers was not at work at the time.

No witnesses cited by Armstrong were able to support her claims of robbery, according to McCarthy’s report. Additionally, on the night of the reported robbery, the video recording system had allegedly been unplugged from the hard drive and Akers told officers he did not know when it had been unplugged. Akers said he found a memory card, which appeared to have come from one of the cameras, on the floor.

McCarthy’s report states officers received a call from Atty. Tyler Engram, representing Armstrong, who declined to bring Armstrong into the Police Station for a recorded interview.

Armstrong was charged with larceny over $1,200. She was released on $500 bail, and will return to Greenfield District Court for a pretrial conference.

Zack DeLuca can be reached at zdeluca or 413-772-0261, ext. 264.

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