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Employee disguises herself in burka and steals $24,000 from company safe

By Mason White 11:28 AM January 22, 2016
Krystal Kerr 

By: Chan Yuan
A woman was arrested on a charge of burglary after secretly making a copy of a key to her employer’s safe and stealing thousands of dollars in cash, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 28-year-old Krystal Kerr of Birmingham, has been sentenced to serve 12 months in prison after being convicted of burglary in connection with the theft that occurred at a shopping mall.

According to the police investigation, Kerr was employed by the Fun Station based in the Star City mall. One day, staff members took all the cash and placed it in the safe before locking up and leaving the store at 12:35 a.m.

Three minutes later, Kerr made her way into Star City, and gained entry into the store by a key which she had stolen two months earlier and had copied. She deactivated the alarm, opened the safe and stole 17,490.76 pounds ($24,000).

She then left the shop, got into a waiting taxi, which later dropped her off in Erdington. She then caught a bus home.

Police were able to locate Kerr from the taxi company, which she had used. When they searched her home, officers discovered some loose floorboards.

When these were removed, they located a bag which contained cash. When police reviewed the video surveillance footage, they saw that Kerr disguised herself in a burka.

She later burned the clothes she was wearing and hid the money under the floorboards in her house.