Former McDonald’s manager arrested for stealing $18G: police


A former McDonald’s manager in Connecticut was arrested for allegedly stealing more than $18,000 from the restaurant where she worked. 

Vivian L. Benitez, 35, from Hartford, Connecticut, was arrested on Thursday morning, according to a press release from the South Windsor Police Department. 

According to the release, while Benitez was a manager at a local McDonald’s, she allegedly made fake timecards for her workers by “manually entering hours into their paychecks over to herself” and cashing them.

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Police said she allegedly ran the scheme from January 2020 to December 2020. In total, she reportedly took $18,830.25 in fraudulent transactions, according to officials.

Benitez did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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The South Windsor Police Department started investigating Benitez in January of this year, the release said.

A former McDonald's manager in Connecticut was arrested on Thursday for allegedly stealing $18,830.25 from the restaurant, police said. (iStock)

A former McDonald’s manager in Connecticut was arrested on Thursday for allegedly stealing $18,830.25 from the restaurant, police said. (iStock)

Benitez was charged with second-degree larceny, as well as 64 counts of third-degree identity theft and 64 counts of second-degree forgery, the press release said.

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According to the press release, Benitez turned herself in on Thursday. After she was processed, Benitez was released on a $1,500 non-surety bond.

She is scheduled to appear in court in May.



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