A Linn County Co-Op employee has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars from his employer. Marion Police Lt. Chad Nott told KCRG that police were contacted last August after officials with the Linn COunty Co-Op suspected an employee was stealing money.

56-year-old Robert Michael Ball was arrested and charged with 1st degree theft after an ongoing investigation. Authorities say Ball is accused of taking over $10,000 since 2007.

[VIA KCRG]