Published: Aug 21, 2014 1:51 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 21, 2014 2:13 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A Family Dollar Store employee was arrested for allegedly stealing over $2,000 in merchandise and cash.

According to the Collier County Sheriff's Office, 24-year-old Shaniqua Hill was caught on the store's video surveillance, passing merchandise through the register to another woman over the course of three months.

She was also reportedly seen giving $700 from the register to the same woman on three separate incidents.

Hill said that she owed a lady money and could not repay her, according to the arrest report, and that she couldn't pay her rent either.