BROOKSVILLE - A 31-year-old Sam's Club employee was arrested and charged with retail theft after several items were stolen during his shift, deputies said.
Jesse Norris, who lives on Spring Haven Loop, went to the store for his normal work shift from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the store at 13360 Cortez Blvd.
While he was at work, a sheriff's report said he picked out 13 cell phone cases and two Nintendo DS games, all totaling $599.
During this shift and at different times and locations around the store, Norris placed the items into his pants, according to a sheriff's report. He left work passing all points of sale, according to surveillance video.
Norris told deputies he committed the theft because he could not put food on the table for his family, deputies said.
He was taken to the Hernando County Jail and given a $2,000 bond and court date.