Police are currently investigating a report of embezzlement at BB&T Ballpark, home of the Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League).
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police is continuing its investigation after close to $50,000 was reportedly taken from a safe at BB&T Ballpark on Saturday. According to a warrant, a total of $48,557 was lifted from the safe at some point after midnight.
A warrant in the case was released on Wednesday, and an employee has been suspected of the embezzlement. At this point, the suspect’s name has not been revealed by news outlets, as no charges have been announced. More from The Charlotte Observer:
Surveillance video footage indicates that the employee suspected of stealing the money left the area where Professional Sports Catering keeps its money with his “cargo pockets bulging…full with unknown items,” a search warrant said.
The Observer is not naming the suspect because he hasn’t been charged with a crime.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police responded to the ballpark around 3 p.m. Saturday after Tom Gorter, director of stadium operations for the Charlotte Knights, reported that $48,557 had gone missing from a safe sometime after midnight, the search warrant said.
Through a statement that was issued to KBTV news on Wednesday, the Knights indicated that they are working with local authorities in the investigation.