BG man arrested for clocking in for Kroger work, then leaving

A Bowling Green man was arrested for felony theft after allegedly clocking in for 250 hours of work at a local grocery store, then leaving.

On Sunday at 1:30 p.m., Bowling Green police was dispatched to Kroger for a theft.

The officer spoke to the store manager, who stated an employee had been clocking in and out at the store for hours he did not work, according to the Bowling Green Police Division report.

The employee, identified as Demari Grant, had been clocking in and receiving pay for hours he did not work since Aug. 28, according to the report.

The store manager said Loss Prevention has Grant on video coming into the store and clocking in and then returning later to clock out, according to the report.

Grant had been paid approximately $3,437 for work he did not perform, according to the report. This is $13.75 per hour and 250 hours.

When called into the store office, Grant admitted to clocking in and out when he was not working and said he needed money to pay for his apartment rent and for school. He apologized for doing it and offered to pay back the money.

Grant, 21, was arrested and taken to jail. He was released Monday morning on an own recognizance bond with the condition he have no contact with Kroger.