SHAMOKIN - A former employee at Turkey Hill Minit Market on West Lincoln Street has been charged with stealing approximately $1,200 by falsifying register receipts at the end of his shifts.

Patrolman William Zalinski reported Michael A. Long II, 20, of 623 W. State St., Shamokin, pocketed a total of $1,269.91 from store transactions on six separate occasions during January.

Police were initially summoned to the store to investigate the theft Jan. 26.

Long, who reportedly no longer works at the store, admitted to stealing the money.

Misdemeanor offenses of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property were filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III.