Former police records cashier waives theft hearing

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A former Pittsburgh employee who investigators said confessed last fall to stealing thousands from the police records room waived a preliminary hearing Thursday.

Terri Randolph, 48, of Bon Air, worked as a part-time cashier in the Pittsburgh police records room. She also is accused of costing the city thousands of dollars by failing to deposit checks before they expired.

She is scheduled to be formally arraigned in April on charges of theft by unlawful taking and theft by failure to make required deposit of funds.

Her attorney, Blaine Jones, filed papers Thursday waiving a preliminary hearing that had been scheduled for Thursday morning.

According to a police criminal complaint, investigators said Ms. Randolph tried to repay some of the money "but things got out of control."

She admitted that between October 2011 and November 2012, she took about $15,000 from the records room, according to the complaint.

An audit placed the amount of missing money at $17,140.

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