Jersey County authorities have filed charges against the manager of the McDonald's Restaurant in Jerseyville after they say she used information on former employees to create fake paychecks then cash them for her own use. 54 year old Theresa Bryan of the 500 block of Prairie in Shipman has been charged with theft, and prosecutors say it could be between $10,000 and $100,000.
Bryan was arrested on Monday and posted bond at the Jersey County Jail. Authorities were tipped off when a former employee contacted police to question why she was being denied Medicaid benefits due to unreported income. The owner of the restaurant, GMJ Inc., has reportedly agreed to a forensic audit in order to determine how much money was allegedly stolen by Bryan, who was an employee for more than 20 years. The case remains under investigation.