The former store manager at Graif Clothing is accused of stealing cash and inventory over the course of several months, totaling more than $5,000 in cash and more than $42,000 in clothing.

The owners determined in February that it appeared 35-year-old Keith Julius of Madison Lake had been skimming money from the daily deposits for some time and also discovered evidence that he had taken a large amount of clothing over his years of employment – which began in 2013.

A search warrant was served in March and the Mankato Department of Public Safety seized 363 items of clothing that appear to have come from the store, some that still had tags on them.

Investigators say the items seized totaled more than $37,000 and detectives say additional items not seized but that may have been taken from the store raised the possible dollar amount to over $42,000.

Preliminary charges include two felony counts — theft by swindle and receiving stolen property.