• Pownal woman accused of embezzlement
    March 15,2013
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    Woman denies embezzlement

    BENNINGTON A Pownal woman is facing a felony charge after police said she took $40 from Dunkin Donuts in Bennington where she was working in February.

    Amanda McDonald, 22, of Pownal, pleaded innocent in Bennington criminal court recently to a single felony count of embezzlement.

    In an affidavit, Officer John Behan, of the Bennington Police Department, said he spoke to the store manager of the Dunkin Donuts on Northside Drive in Bennington on Feb. 12. The manager said that McDonald was seen taking $40 from a cash drawer on Feb. 5 and while she promised on Feb. 6 to pay it back, the money had not been returned.

    Behan said he watched store surveillance video that showed what appeared to be McDonald taking something from the cash drawer and placing it in her pocket.

    According to the affidavit, McDonald came to the police department on Feb. 13 but declined to give a statement.

    Behan said McDonald has a criminal record but no previous charge of embezzlement.
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