Night Manager at Northeast Ohio Wal-Mart Turns Himself in After Stealing $100,000 from Store Safe and Then Disappearing

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Update: Some of us go bananas on snackfoods when we're high, others rob their empolyer of $100,000.

At least that's what Nicholas Sibbio, the night manager at a Fairlawn Wal-Mart, admitted to doing after arriving to work last weekend high on Oxycodone.

“He said he decided right then and there that he was going to take the money,” Fairlawn Detective Dave Zampelli told the ABJ. “He took the money then drove to Columbus and stayed at a Columbus hotel for a couple of days. He said once he started to come down off his high he had deep regrets about what happened and started missing his family and wanted to make it right.”

After coming down, Zampelli said Sibbio got in touch with an attorney in the Columbus area and the two of them went to the authorities where Sibbio returned most of the cash — minus what he used on food and hotel stays during his hideout. 

Ohio.com reports, Sibbio has since been booked at the Summit County Jail on charges of grand theft. Head there for the rest of the story.

Originally posted: October 6, 2015 at 11:13 a.m.

Northeast Ohio Wal-Marts have made headlines quite a bit this fall and another is in the news today after a Fairlawn branch night manager was accused of taking more than $100,000 from a store safe on Sunday and then disappearing.

“No one has been able to reach him, not his wife, family members or friends,” Fairlawn police Detective Dave Zampelli told the Akron Beacon Journal's Marilyn Miller. “He has fallen off the face of the Earth, without any luck of his whereabouts. It was well calculated.”

Miller reports that video surveillance from the night of the incident shows 36-year-old Nicholas Sibbio — who had been working the 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. night manager shift at the Fairlawn location for the last six months — making several trips to the safe between midnight and 1 a.m. He apparently stuffed the loot into Wal-Mart bags before taking it to his car and driving away at around 1:15 a.m., just over three hours into his shift.

Via ABJ:

Zampelli said the amount of money in the safe was more than usual for the store because of “extenuating circumstances,” but he did not elaborate.

“That’s something Sibbio would know,” Zampelli said. “He’s the only one who had access to the safe area so nothing looked out of the ordinary to the other employees, except that he left during his shift without saying anything to anybody. It looks like he acted alone.”

Sibbio is now wanted for grand theft.


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