BENNINGTON >> A Manchester woman is accused of embezzling from the convenience store where she worked.
Ashley Rafus, 27, pleaded not guilty Jan. 25 to a felony count of embezzlement. She was released under conditions, among them that she not go to Jolley's Short Stop Deli in Manchester where she worked.
According to an affidavit by Manchester Police Officer Jason Thomas, on Dec. 23 he spoke to the manager of the Jolley's Short Stop Deli as well as a district manager. They told police that Rafus had made numerous fraudulent transactions valued at $1,051. She also sold 41 packs of cigarettes, however before completing each transaction she would void the sale then scan another item at a lower price. This way she sold $383 worth in cigarettes, costing the store $236.