The guy was deleted from the list of MS but no judical action was taken - because he confessed and offered restitution, he was deemed "repentant." Or perhaps the real reason was we felt sorry for him and his circumstances. There was no public reproof. The congo was never informed about the matter.
I have seen this about 5 times over my time in the WTS. They did exactly the above in each case. After all, would this person have gotten away with this if a true audit had been done? Not likely. So wasn't part of the responsibility the PO's for not following the procedures?
I always thought it was odd to do the work behind curtains rather than a room with a door that could be locked. With all the non-JWs that could be at the convention that might invade the room and take it, how safe could it be? The men in JW security only had radios to protect the other JWs.
(Above, he should have been privately reproved) Ananias and Sapphira were executed.