Edgerton man charged with stealing more than $10,000 from Petsmart, his former employer

The Platte County Prosecutor’s Office filed a felony charge of stealing last week against a 38-year-old Edgerton, Mo. man suspected of stealing more than $10,000 from his employer.

According to court documents, Sean McCoy falsified cash returns over a period of about six months in 2014 at the Petsmart located on NW Skyview Avenue in Kansas City, Mo. He worked as an entry level manager at the time and would complete a cash return without collecting products, keeping the money for himself.

In June of 2014, a loss prevention officer in charge of monitoring several stores contacted police about the irregular number of cash returns.

McCoy was linked to the crime because of the password login into the company’s system. According to the loss prevention officer, the receipts in question were all signed with a similar “squiggle line” with no discernible letters. 

According to court documents, McCoy told the officer that he had “done it” and made comments about a gambling problem. 

A police review showed 156 suspect transactions between Jan. 4, 2014 and June 7, 2014, all with a wavy line for a signature. McCoy said in an interview that he would locate the receipts in the trash and would then complete the fraudulent returns.

A spreadsheet of the transaction showed the amount of money lost to be $10,193. Currently, an arrest warrant is out for McCoy through the Platte County Sheriff’s Office.