have hand in the till

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have one's hand in the till

 and have one's finger(s) in the till
Fig. to steal money from one's employer. James couldn't afford that car on just his salary. He must have his hand in the till. Sally was outraged when she found that one of her salesclerks had his fingers in the till.
See also: hand, have, till

have your ˌfingers/ˌhand in the ˈtill

(British English, informal) steal, especially small amounts of money from a shop/store, business, etc. where you work: He lost his job after they found he’d had his hand in the till.
See also: finger, hand, have, till