Store manager allegedly took $108,880 from ATM
Rostraver Township Police have accused Tonya Le Burich, 31, of 118 Emerald St., Clarksville, of taking $108,880 from an automated teller machine in the store that she managed.
Police charged Burich with two felony counts each theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received and receiving stolen property; and one misdemeanor count of tampering with records or identification. Burich managed the BP-BFS gas station on Route 51 from March 2000 to this month.
She was responsible for the cash deposits that went into the machine, police Chief Greg Resetar said.
Resetar said the company’s vice president informed police Jan. 11 about numerous unauthorized withdrawals from the machine’s account.
“She admitted to taking money from the machine … between $500 and $2,000, two to three times a month,” Resetar said of Burich.
Burich was arraigned before District Justice Charles M. Christner, of West Newton, and was released on $75,000 unsecured bond.
Burich waived her right to a preliminary hearing. She is scheduled stand trial at 8:30 a.m. March 21 before Westmoreland County Court Judge William J. Ober.