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Former Employee Charged After $6,600 Missing from Deposits

The following arrest information was supplied by the Milton police department. It does not indicate a conviction

A Powder Springs man has been arrested and charged after more than $6,600 in cash deposits from the McDonald's on Windward Parkway never made it to the bank.

The suspect was picked up from Clayton County Jail by Milton police on Sept. 6, nine months after the alleged offenses occurred.

On Dec. 12, 2011, McDonald's director of operations was called by Suntrust Bank and was told that $3,103.35 collected on Dec. 6 had never been deposited. A review of the fast food restaurant's surveillance video shows the suspect removing the cash from the safe and putting a rubber band around the bills, but never entering it into the log book or putting it into the drop safe.

When the suspect was confronted, according to the incident report he never replied to questions, and left work before the end of his shift. Milton police were unable to make contact with him, either.

On Dec. 13, 2011, police returned to the McDonald's and learned the bank had called about a second missing deposit of $3,521.26 collected on Dec. 10 that also never made it to the bank.

A check of the surveillance video again allegedly showed the suspect counting the money, but never recording the amount in the deposit log book or putting it into a deposit bag. The investigator said it appeared the suspect put the cash into his pocket.

The manager told police on Dec. 13 that the suspect never showed up for his shift, which was scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. that day.

Michael Allen, 45, of Power Springs, was charged with felony theft by taking on Sept. 6. He was released from Fulton County Jail on Sept. 8 on $7,000 bond.

For information about this blotter, email Bob Pepalis.

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