A 42-year-old Detroit woman is suspected of embezzling $500 from Dick Scott Nissan on Michigan Avenue in Canton between Jan. 4 and Jan. 13, according to a police report.
The general manager and controller told police that $500 is missing from the company's schedule account, which is where overage money is deposited and stays from seven to 10 months on average, the report said.
The dealership's controller, who oversees day-to-day operations, told police that the money in the schedule account doesn't move and if he was not checking finances, the woman could have gotten away with it, the report said.
The man told police that he realized the money was unaccounted for and after looking into it further, discovered the woman, who is in the accounting department, altered the account and took the money, the report said.
When a customer makes a purchase, it generates an account number and control number, the man explained to police. According to the report, the woman switched a receipt number from an Enterprise Rent-A-Car purchase of $82.65 to fake a 500 purchase receipt that showed it was deposited into the schedule account.
The report said the woman then took two separate overages in the schedule account from two purchases of $333.29 and $170.76, totaling $504.05. She then subtracted the $4.05 and put it towards the cost of the sale, leaving an even $500 missing from the account, the report said.
The woman would not return any calls made by police, the report said.