An employee stole thousands of dollars from a popular Myrtle Beach restaurant, cops say

An employee at a popular, Ocean Boulevard restaurant stole upwards of $16,000 from a safe, according to an arrest warrant.

Myrtle Beach police charged Mitchell Cade McCauley, 20, with grand larceny on Thursday. If convicted, McCauley faces up to 10 years in prison.

On Aug. 2, McCauley went into the Tin Roof office, where the safe with deposits and change is stored, according to the warrant.

McCauley stole between $12,240 and $16,151, according to the report.

Surveillance video showed McCauley going into the office and taking the money. He was an employee at the restaurant, but did not have access to the safe, according to the warrant.

Related stories from Myrtle Beach Sun News

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.