Police: Health Department employee stole $1K from co-worker

Published On: Jul 18 2013 03:00:20 PM EDT
Ronee Malama

Nassau County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Ronee Malama

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. -

The business manager for the Nassau County Health Department admitted to stealing more than $1,000 from a co-worker's purse, according to the Fernandina Beach Police Department.

Ronee Malama was arrested last week.

Police said that on May 23, $1,043 went missing from the victim's purse while she was in a business meeting. Her purse was in her office.

This theft was not the first time the victim reported valuables stolen from her office. Over the last six or seven months, she and other reported money that had gone missing on several occassions.

Police determined that the theft was by an employee because it is a locked down facility.

They said Malama confessed to stealing cash from purse but not the other thefts.

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