Former McDonald’s manager sentenced for $25K embezzlement
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A former manager at a Connecticut McDonald’s restaurant who conspired with a cashier to steal more than $25,000 has pleaded no contest.
Jolene Rochester, of Lebanon, received a suspended prison sentence Thursday after her plea to a reduced charge of second-degree larceny.
A judge also ordered the 31-year-old Rochester to pay $10,000 in restitution.
Police say co-workers used Rochester’s manager codes to override expenses and pocket cash during a nightly computer shutdown when all transactions were cash only.
The thefts occurred on a weekly basis at the Norwich restaurant from June to December 2017. Police say the largest amount taken in one week was $1,600.
Prosecutors say the McDonald’s franchise didn’t file an insurance claim for the losses to avoid an increase in rates.