North Augusta fast-food manager pocketed deposits, police say

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NORTH AUGUSTA -- A manager of a North Augusta McDonald’s has been arrested after police say she bilked the store for nearly $20,000.

According to a public safety report, Sonya Frails, 42, of the 700 block of Faircloth Common in Evans, offered to make deposits for other managers of the McDonald’s at 1831 Georgia Avenue between March 6 and March 10.

Employees said she had also come in on her days off to make the deposit for on-duty managers. Officers found a black box in Ms. Frails’ car containing $468.89 and nine deposit slips. She told officers that the money belonged to McDonald's.

Ms. Frails said she took the money to pay for medical bills and other personal reasons and that she had planned to pay it back.

She was arrested Thursday and charged with breach of trust greater than $5,000.

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Hoss4
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Hoss4 03/13/09 - 01:13 pm
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Sounds like a great employee.

Sounds like a great employee.

illini
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illini 03/13/09 - 01:37 pm
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Coming in on your day off to

Coming in on your day off to make deposits for someone else. BIG RED FLAG!! But she was going to pay it all back. Yea right! Reminds me of Lloyd and Harry in Dumb and Dumber when they started writing IOUs for all the cash they were using from the suitcase. They said they would pay back all the money too.

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smitty17s 03/13/09 - 02:32 pm
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Don't worry obama will take

Don't worry obama will take care of it, just like he takes care of the people that live in the government paid apartments that are right there beside the McDonalds, but as long as those people are driving cadillacs,impalas, and caprice classics, everyone is happy, and they don't have to work!!

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andywarhol 03/13/09 - 02:48 pm
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That's why these billion

That's why these billion dollar companies like Walmart and McDonald's need to make it a requirement to have a college degree to work there or to be a manager. Then they could pay a better wage and customer service would be much better further changing the face of the U.S. I believe in the long run having intelligent employees would save them money even if they had to pay a higher salary.

Ode to Augusta
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Ode to Augusta 03/13/09 - 02:58 pm
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lol @ smitty. Alot of caprice

lol @ smitty. Alot of caprice classics around section 8 housing?

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imho1 03/13/09 - 02:58 pm
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Great idea andy! Of course;

Great idea andy! Of course; a happy meal would cost $20, but you would definitely get better service.

luvmykidz
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luvmykidz 03/13/09 - 03:46 pm
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Oh "andywarhol" you must be

Oh "andywarhol" you must be really smart...of course only people without college degrees steal money...umm....does the name MADOFF ring a bell???

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cwhite8642 03/13/09 - 04:00 pm
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smitty, I won'[t even honor

smitty, I won'[t even honor you by putting a cap on the s in your name. you're obviously a shallow person hiding in this blog. Can you tell us what does section 8 housing have to do with this Caucassian woman who stole money from mac-n-quacks? you're a dum-oss

SC88fan
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SC88fan 03/13/09 - 04:02 pm
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What a good employee!

What a good employee!

420Time
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420Time 03/13/09 - 04:32 pm
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Wonder why the Chronicle

Wonder why the Chronicle didn't show her picture? Must because she is one of Columbia County's finest!!!

420Time
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420Time 03/13/09 - 04:33 pm
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Wonder why the Chronicle

Wonder why the Chronicle didn't show her picture? Must because she is one of Columbia County's finest!!!

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youdontknowme 03/13/09 - 04:54 pm
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Yeah, I would say coming in

Yeah, I would say coming in on your day off was a HUGE clue. To say only college educated people don't steal is a stupid statement!

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smitty17s 03/13/09 - 05:11 pm
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cwhite8642 there's plenty of

cwhite8642 there's plenty of white people in that government housing also, you just made it a racist remark congrats. Before I decided to serve my country by joining the military, I lived in the carriage hills subdivision, which if you dont know you have to drive by those god-awful drug dealing apartments every time you would go to that subdivision, which is why I have first hand knowledge that those apartments are one of the many things wrong with America, sure my taxes I pay fighting for your freedoms covers there free ride, but don't rub it in my face by dealing drugs, and buying overpriced cars in the process. good day to you cwhite8642 you must be the heir to the massingill fortune.

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andywarhol 03/13/09 - 05:23 pm
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There's always going to be

There's always going to be the few exceptions. So the world would be a better place if we just got rid of education all together then? People that take the time to get an education show discipline. Some may use it to commit crime, but much less than a H.S. dropout. If we increased the standard and competition for employment people would appreciate their McJob and Walmart Job. I'm not talking about charging $20 for a burger. I'm talking about McDonald's using their Billions in profit to pay a decent wage to someone deserving. Do you think anyone appreciates their McJOb? No! You hear it all the time, "You can always work at McDonalds." You people need to wake up and expect more from your brothers and sisters. YOu need to hold them to a higher standard. The CSRA is doomed. I'm sure Augusta is well on it's way to being the next Detroit.

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andywarhol 03/13/09 - 05:25 pm
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...and luvmykids, people like

...and luvmykids, people like you, without money, don't need to worry about getting ripped off by guys like Madoff.

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andywarhol 03/13/09 - 05:26 pm
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I also never said college

I also never said college educated people don't steal. They'd be much smarter about it that's for sure!

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My_2nd 03/13/09 - 06:11 pm
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ahh...one less criminal out

ahh...one less criminal out of the loop. good job NAPS and McDonalds.

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youdontknowme 03/13/09 - 06:27 pm
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Andy, are they would just

Andy, are they would just think they were more clever to not get caught, because who would want to think a college educated person would steal......great cover up. Just like preachers who hide behind their title to cover up for their wrong doings.

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youdontknowme 03/13/09 - 06:42 pm
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cwhite....she was not a

cwhite....she was not a Caucassian woman

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whatashame 03/13/09 - 07:36 pm
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Come on Ms. Frails!!!!! You

Come on Ms. Frails!!!!! You have been a manager for a while why didn't you just file bancruptcy to cover those bills. Most theives don't pay bills with what they steal. Wow!! Is Randolf Frails the attorney in Columbia County related to you? You might need his services... You might get a hook up....

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Pu239 03/13/09 - 08:48 pm
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I wonder if there are
Unpublished

I wonder if there are caucasians in Caucassia?

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steve-o 03/13/09 - 10:04 pm
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McBusted!!!

McBusted!!!

HillGuy
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HillGuy 03/13/09 - 11:14 pm
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The woman who stole the money

The woman who stole the money is black, not caucasion.. as someone on here previously stated incorrectly. Is this really any surprise?
$20,000 will buy you a lot of ghetto big macs

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sharpshooter 03/14/09 - 10:17 am
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Reminds me of the McDonald

Reminds me of the McDonald commercial with the McBurglar. The story sounds suspicious anyway, who steals from work, but pays their medical bills? I would guess it was for "medicine bills" from the street.

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corgimom 03/14/09 - 03:55 pm
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Well, she'll get free medical

Well, she'll get free medical care in jail. "In a recorded conversation, the suspect said she took the money to pay for medical bills and other personal expenses" - now the "personal expenses" part, THAT I believe. She probably has been doing it since she started working there.

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whatever1 03/16/09 - 09:37 am
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I know that McDonald's--one

I know that McDonald's--one less useless employee. They just stand around and talk about who cut who and who da daddy.

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