Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 26 November 2014

KFC worker on theft charge

A FORMER manageress of Kentucky Fried Chicken has gone on trial, charged with stealing almost £12,000 from the fast food outlet.

A FORMER manageress of Kentucky Fried Chicken has gone on trial, charged with stealing almost £12,000 from the fast food outlet.

Belfast Crown Court heard yesterday that between February 13 and 23 last year, four cash bags containing £11,970.85 went missing from the KFC on the Shankill Road.

Charged with the theft is 36-year-old Alexandra Lucy MacDonald from Annadale Flats, Belfast.

She was the manager of the branch at the time but has since been fired from her position. She denies the charge.

Prosecuting lawyer Peter Sefton said the modus operandi for collecting the cash was that two Securicor men would go to the shop and pick up grey bags with the cash inside.

When they did so, two receipts were printed out - one for the security men and the other for the shop manager. The manager's receipt is then put into a red ledger book.

The cash bags were then taken to the First Trust Bank in Glengormley at the next available opportunity and again, two receipts were printed out - one for the security men and the other for the bank.

Kathleen Jenkins, a clerk for Herbal Restaurants Ltd, the company which owns some of the KFC franchises, said she had contacted MacDonald because the time between the cash pick-up and the cash lodgement was taking too long.

She said that MacDonald had told her what the lodgements should have been but when she compared cash lodgments to the bank statements, she discovered the cash had never been lodged.

At hearing

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