A worker at a Saks Fifth Avenue store embezzled $32,000 in cash between April and Thursday, according to a charge filed by police who were called to the store and arrested him Thursday evening.
Kristopher Robert Hayes, 34, was arrested on Old Wake Forest Road not far from the store at Triangle Town Center, according to records.
Hayes was charged with one count of felony embezzlement.
Police said that the charge was based on a complaint that Saks filed with officers who were called to the store and that the case concerned funds, not merchandise.
There had not been a police investigation, spokeswoman Laura Hourigan said.
A spokeswoman for the Hudson’s Bay Company, which owns Saks as well as the Lord & Taylor chain and other retailers, said the company would not comment on how the money was discovered missing or what led them to identify Hayes to police as a suspect.
The company also would not say what job Hayes held at the Raleigh store.
Hayes was held on $3,000 bail after his arrest. He was free on bail following a first court appearance Friday.
Records listed Hayes as living in an apartment complex on Furman Hall, off Duraleigh Road.