Samantha Kobuta

Samantha Kobuta is accused of stealing $15,000 worth of cash by way of book returns while she worked as a manager at North Haven's Barnes & Noble.

NORTH HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - A bookstore manager is accused of stealing $15,000 through book returns.

According to police, 24-year-old Samantha Kobuta of North Haven conducted more than 150 fraudulent returns while she worked at Barnes & Noble in North Haven.

Detectives began looking into the case at the end of August.

They said they concluded that she took $15,000 worth of cash during a 3 month period.

Kobuta was taken into custody on Friday.

They charged her with second-degree larceny and held her on a $25,000 court-set bond.

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