There is a curious criminal case out of Bolivar, Ohio where a grocery store employee was charged with felony theft worth $9,200. What is different about this case is that the almost $10,000 theft was composed of individual slices of lunch meat over the course of eight years at Giant Eagle.
According to The Columbus Dispatch, the employee was stealing three to five slices a day to eat for lunch. That is still a heck of a lot of lunch meat. Even assuming a high price of $9 per pound, that would mean over 1022 pounds or roughly 128 pounds per year. That is 2.46 pounds a week or about a half-pound per workday. That would seem unlikely if it were truly a few slices a day.
I confess I am skeptical on the amount absent some other evidence of a meat mania.