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WHEATFIELD – The owner of Exotic Vapors at 2314 Niagara Falls Boulevard contacted the Niagara County Sheriff Department after she suspected a store clerk had been helping himself to cash from the register and products from the store. A total of $1,000 in cash and merchandise was reportedly stolen.

She told deputies Tuesday that the thefts continued until she fired the employee on Sunday.

Owner Lisa Talarico-Jaskula said she noticed a large amount of merchandise was missing when she conducted a store inventory on Jan. 25. She said she began watching the store security footage and found a clerk was making sales to customers and then clearing the register and taking the cash. He was also taking products from the store, she told deputies.

The case was turned over to the Niagara County Sheriff Department Criminal Investigation Bureau.

No arrest was reported.