McDonald's worker steals donations to buy cigarettes | Crime
An employee of the Clarkston McDonald's pulled a "boneheaded move" Wednesday morning that ultimately cost him his job. The unidentified man stole the Ronald McDonald House donation box in the drive-through while he was on break from his job.
Clarkston Police responded and the man confessed that while he knew there were surveillance cameras and employees inside, he took the donations anyway. Management was not able to recover the money, which was only about $7 or $8, because the man told police that he walked over to the Clarkston Albertson's and spent the money on cigarettes and a lottery ticket.
McDonald's declined to prosecute the man in lieu of his termination.
Donations made to Ronald McDonald House Charities provide lodging for parents whose children need to remain in the hospital while recovering from serious illnesses.