The former manager of a local Pizza Hut is out on bond after being charged with embezzling more than $15-thousand dollars from the restaurant.

27-year-old Cody Armstrong-Lopez is charged with theft and had a $10-thousand dollars bond.

According to his arrest affidavit, in March a Pizza Hut rep reported to police that Armstrong-Lopez embezzled about $16-thousand dollars from the Seymour Highway location.

The employee told police that drivers get paid $1.25 per delivery but Armstrong-Lopez changed the rates to a higher amount and then pocketed the difference.

When called in for questioning he denied any wrong-doing, though, after further questing police say he admitted to taking only $5-thousand dollars.