A 26-year-old former manager of a Moxie Java store on State Street is charged with grand theft after Ada County Prosecutors say she sold customers cups of coffee and kept the money about $62 over a three-day period in January.
Erin E. Kruitbosch, who is also charged with a felony count of computer crime, will make her initial court appearance Tuesday. Prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Kruitbosch earlier this month, and she turned herself in at the Ada County Jail last week, where she was released.
Boise police began their investigation earlier this year. Prosecutors say there is evidence Kruitbosch kept the money from sales at Moxie Java during a few weeks in January but the case focused on three days Jan. 25-to-27. Thats when police say Kruitbosch would sell a customer a cup of coffee, keep the money, and then enter into the cash register system information that the cup of coffee was issued as part of a customer reward program. Thats why Kruitbosch is charged with felony computer crime.
Idaho code says if someone steals property three or more times in a sequence that has an aggregate value of over $50, that person can be charged with grand theft.
Idaho Court records show that Kruitbosch intends to plead not guilty to both charges, although her case is not yet in District Court, where felonies are tried and such a plea would be entered.
The crime of grand theft is punishable by up to 14 years in prison.