Woman faces charges for stealing from Superior tavern
A Superior woman accused of stealing more than $5,000 from a Superior bar where she worked made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court last week.
Connie Charlotte Edgette, 55, faces one count of felony theft. She was released on a $3,000 signature bond with the condition she has no contact with the tavern, and does not consume or possess alcoholic beverages, or gamble. A preliminary hearing is set for May 21.
According to the criminal complaint:
Edgette worked as a bookkeeper and bartender for the Superior tavern. When the manager arrived at work April 22, she found Edgette had not made out payroll and made no cash deposit.
Edgette told Superior Police Detective Chris Moe that she first stole money the night of April 19. After her shift ended, she drank until her memory was clouded. She stole money from the bar’s gaming machine fund, took a cab to a casino in Duluth and lost all the money gambling.
The next day, after her shift was over, she started drinking again. She felt the only way to pay the money back was to win it back, so she stole more money and lost it all gambling in Cloquet, she told police.