Ex-Store Manager charged with embezzlement, stealing sales records

Posted at 8:27 AM, Dec 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-28 14:49:25-05

SISTER LAKES, Mich. — An ex-manager at a local Myers Super Value Store was arrested on December 20th for embezzling over $20,000 from his former work place, among a list of other related charges.

The entire debacle began when a Van Buren County Deputy responded to a complaint at the store in Sister Lakes in late November of this year.  It was reported that the stores ex-manager, Kevin Burger, had come into the store and removed over a years’ worth of sales records.  Burger had been fired prior to this incident for altering store records and embezzling money, and given a no trespass notice- barring him from the premises.  The responding deputy found that Burger not only got his hands on the store’s records but was also able to shut off the refrigeration compressors in the frozen food department, causing substantial damage to the food, making it unable to be sold.

An investigation followed this original incident in which $20,000 in shortages were found within the store’s remaining sales records.

The Van Buren County Prosecutor’s Office authorized four separate charges against Kevin Burger:

  1. Embezzlement over $20,000
  2. Breaking and Entering with Intent
  3. Larceny from a Building
  4. Malicious Destruction of Property

Burger was subsequently arrested and arraigned on the aforementioned charges.