I used to work at the movie theaters as a manager about 9 years ago. This theater was super popular, brand new everything at the time, a bar, amazing sound and seating. Everytime a new movie would come out it would be stupid busy (im talking like twilight, ironman, the hangover, etc.) Pretty good movies.
This was before apps for theaters started being popular and we did have kiosk for people to pay on (card only) but 90% of the time they would up on the ticket counter.
I was in charge of closing out the registers at night, at first I was honest I would count out the drawers figure out what was earned, see if it was short or not and even out the drawer back to the start of the day (usually it was set up for $250)
After a while I noticed there was no security cameras in the ticket counter and there would be no way of seeing what was happening unless you where inside the booth. So I got curious…
One night while I was closing up I pocket 20 bucks, and wrote up off..nothing..so the following week I did it again…nothing again…and then I waiting on super busy movie nights when we would use 4 of the registers in the both and at closing I would take 40 from each and even the drawer back to $250.
Some busy nights I would walk out with about 250-300 dollars… and I was getting away with it ! No one never looked into the fact I was doing this! So I kept at it for 5-6 months.
I’m not sure how much I really took but I can with confidence say it was over 10k because I used it to put a down payment on a car.
I ended up quitting the job due to moving out of the state..And that was that, I was never caught.
So basically, they should of really invested in cameras in the ticket counter area lol
TL;DR I stole over 10k at a movie theater from registers as a manager and was never caught.