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Former Taco Bell manager won’t be prosecuted after arrest in theft of night deposits

Jasmine Daree Heard
Jasmine Daree Heard

A former Leesburg Taco Bell general manager who had been accused of stealing $3,000 in night deposits won’t face prosecution in the case.

It has been determined that the case against 28-year-old Jasmine Daree Heard of Ocala “is not suitable for prosecution,” according to documents on file in Lake County Court.

A loss-prevention manager for the restaurant, located at 27443 U.S. Hwy. 27, told a Leesburg police officer on Aug. 1 that he was notified by Taco Bell’s accounting department about unaccounted for deposits. Truist Bank could find no evidence of reported deposits on July 12, ($1,024.27), July 15 ($830.00), July 18, ($648.86), and July 19 ($630.00). The total amount of the unaccounted for deposits was $3,139, according to the police report.

The loss-prevention manager provided the Leesburg detectives surveillance video of Heard preparing the deposits inside the store and then driving off with the money in her personal vehicle. The bank is right across the street, according to the report.

Heard admitted to completing the nightly deposits, but denied stealing the money.

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