Florida authorities say worker in charge of loading ATMs with cash pocketed $100K

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SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- State authorities say a Florida worker in charge of loading cash into ATMs stole more than $100,000 from the machines instead.

Florida Department of Law officials say 56-year-old Richard McWilliams was a subcontractor charged with loading several thousand dollars in cash each week into 42 ATM machines in several Florida counties as well as Houston County in Alabama.

But authorities say the owners of the company became suspicious when they received error alerts saying low or no cash in the machines.

An audit revealed that approximately $102,000 was missing from several of the ATMs McWilliams was responsible for loading.

He is charged with one count of organized fraud for stealing from multiple automated teller machines.