Flint, Michigan | A 46-year old man ‘Randolf Turner’, manager of a Wendy’s restaurant, is accused of stealing more than 2 tons of bacon from the restaurant over the last six years.
According to police report, the man stole from 20 to 250 kilograms of meat per week, from shipments destined to his branch of the restaurant chain. The man allegedly took advantage of his position to falsify orders and sales in order to hide the disappearance of the bacon from the company accounts.
The company became suspicious and started to suspect Mr. Turner in January after an anonymous denunciation, and had some new security cameras installed without informing him, Over the next few weeks, they captured incriminating images of the manager taking 10-kilogram bags of bacon and leaving with them on a regular basis.
They then interrogated a few of the branch’s employees and understood that clearly, something shady was going on. The company’s legal department then took the decision to transfer the case and the evidence to the police, who rapidly arrested the accused.
Mr Turner now faces multiple criminal charges of embezzlement, fraud and larceny, and faces a sentence of up to 15 years of prison if found guilty on all charges. The accused has already been fired by for his employer as soon as the arrest took place.
The corporation explained the decision to lay him off, by the fact that the events constitute a “major breach of trust” between Wendy’s and Mr Turner.