"helpme" has not provided enough info. Does "caught on camera" mean he was caught after a review of an in house camera or was he caught as a result of surveillance setup because of a specific investigation? In either event they probably recouped the money when they interviewed the person and then offered him/her a chance to resign or face criminal charges.
Losing a job is a far worse punishment then a petit larceny charge. The Village probably doesn't want the publicity of an arrest. If no one files a criminal complaint the issue is resolved.
The village clerk discovered money was missing from the water, sewer and electric payments, the camera was set up and the thief was caught. The stealing has been going on for sometime, maybe thousands of $$$ are missing, I first heard of this by over hearing the blond in the lobby talking to some of her co-workers about it, I wonder if that is why our water, sewer and electric rates are so high?