WESTPORT — A 46-year-old Stamford woman was charged with stealing cash from her employer.

On Sept. 13 at 2:01 p.m. officers were dispatched to Whole Foods Market on Post Road West for a complaint of employee theft from the business.

Responding officers met with a member of the store’s asset protection department, who explained his office had been alerted by a member of the store’s management team of an employee’s register drawer being short of cash.

Police identified this employee as Amenda Donaldson. A subsequent internal investigation into Donaldson’s actions was then conducted and allegedly led to the discovery Donaldson’s drawer had been short on at least two occasions.

In a subsequent interview with the asset protection investigator, police said she allegedly confessed to taking $180 in cash over the course of eight shifts.

According to police, Donaldson was also apologetic while admitting she had taken the cash.

On Oct. 1 at 3:30 p.m., Donaldson turned herself in on an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was then charged with sixth-degree larceny and realeased on a written promise to appear at court. She is scheduled to be arraigned at state Superior Court in Norwalk on Oct. 9.

dj.simmons@hearstmediact.com