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Hotel awarded $70,000 after chef steals 100,000 chicken cutlets

By Mason White 2:31 PM September 30, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A hotel chef was ordered to pay his employer $70,000 after being accused of stealing more than 100,000 chicken cutlets, according to court documents in Australia.

The incident began when Kobina Amponsem, was hired as the lead chef of the hotel in Wollongong.

He was fired after thousands of chicken cutlets and quiches disappeared from the kitchen.

After an investigation, Amponsem was accused by his employer of fraudulently channeling more than 100,000 chicken cutlets through a family company.

He then sold the chicken cutlets and kept the cash.

The court found that Amponsem had for years been buying large quantities of chicken cutlets at the expense of the hotel for about $1.80 each and sold them for between $2.80 and $2.90.

Amponsem told the court that he did not inform his employer because he was not asked. Amponsem also faced criminal charges of theft, but he was found not guilty.