Former Disney World employee accused of stealing $34,000 charged with 2 misdemeanors

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Disney World accused a Magic Kingdom vacation planner of stealing nearly $34,000 over two years from the company. However, she wasn’t charged with a felony or sentenced to any jail time following a Sheriff’s Office investigation.

After getting caught redhanded, the 53-year-old Davenport woman was fired from her job at the Magic Kingdom in May 2019. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigated her for grand theft and sent the case to the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office.

However, the woman was charged with two misdemeanors. The woman pleaded no contest in October to petit theft and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Her sentence also required community service, a $273 fine and a seminar on impulse control, according to court records. She also isn’t allowed to go back to Disney World.

According to a 2019 sheriff’s incident report, Disney told deputies the woman stole $33,988 from the company between January 2017 through May 2019 while working in the ticket booth at the Magic Kingdom’s Transportation and Ticket Center.

No one at Disney or the state attorney and sheriff’s offices would discuss the case with the Orlando Sentinel.

The woman, whom the Sentinel will not identify because her crimes were only misdemeanors, and her defense attorney also did not return messages for comment.

Source: Orlando Sentinel

Kevin Koszola