Published: Mar 20, 2013 1:31 PM EDT

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy arrested a Port Charlotte Target employee Tuesday after security went back through surveillance video that showed her steal cash from her register 14 times, totaling $2,300. Melissa A. Sayre, 29, of 11798 Van Loon Avenue, was arrested for Grand Theft.

Target security began checking archived surveillance video after Sayre’s cash register came up short starting Feb. 7 and continuing until Mar. 15. Sayre was called to the Target Offices to discuss the shortages; she admitted that she stole the money and was immediately terminated. The deputy arrived and arrested Sayer, who said she took the money out of need to pay her rent and fix her car.

Sayer was transported to the Charlotte County Jail and later released on a $2,500 bond.