Published: Jan 25, 2012 6:22 PM EST

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Bonita Springs Bealls Outlet store manager Dana Nelms was arrested on Tuesday for grand theft after it was discovered that she had made fraudulent returns and stolen cash from the company.

Between December 2011 and January 2012, Bealls Loss Prevention discovered Nelms had made several false returns using receipts left behind by customers. Nelms issued refunds to herslef totalling just under $1,200.

Nelms had worked for the store since 2009 and had to sign onto the register in order to make returns.

Nelms admitted to the crime.