Employee Steals Money For ‘Family Emergency’ In Melbourne

A Direct Auto Insurance employee admitted to stealing cash deposits from customers for a family emergency.
A Direct Auto Insurance employee admitted to stealing cash deposits from customers for a family emergency.

MELBOURNE, Florida – A Direct Auto Insurance employee thought it was fine to steal $4,018.00 of cash money from customer deposits for a “family emergency” Friday, according to the Melbourne Police Department.

Mary A. Radaszewski, 57, drew suspicions when by her employer when money was missing at Direct Auto Insurance at 2054 Sarno Road.

The manager called police when he discovered missing cash deposits were not made a week prior. He asked Radaszewski about the money.

Radaszewski, the lead sales agent for the company, told her manager she had taken the cash deposits without permission because she had a family emergency.

Police then made contact with Radaszewski, who told officers she didn’t make two cash deposits. Instead she used the money for a family emergency.

She admitted to taking $4,018.00 in cash deposits that belonged to Direct Auto Insurance. She also signed an sworn statement, admitting guilt.

Radaszewski was arrested on Grand Theft and booked into the Brevard County Jail.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.