Manager of Platte City McDonald's fired for stealing, found with meth

A former employee at the McDonald’s in Platte City faces a pair of felony charges after she allegedly skimmed money from the business and was then found with crystal methamphetamine on her while being arrested on suspicion of theft. According to court documents, the Platte City Police Department arrested Amanda Hancock, 39, of

Amanda Hancock

Platte City at the request of her employer on Friday, July 31 after she had been terminated on suspicions she stole $1,600 while working there. Authorities then found a clear plastic bag with a white substance that field tested positive for meth along with a glass pipe in her purse.

Hancock, a former manager at the McDonald’s, remains in custody at the Platte County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash-only bond with the special condition to not enter any commercial property that contains a McDonald’s restaurant.

McDonald’s management contacted the police on Thursday, July 30 and provided video evidence indicating Hancock took money on two different occasions. On Friday, July 24, she was preparing money for the night deposit — a known duty for Hancock — when she placed stacks of money into the center desk drawer, a violation of company policy.

At the end of the video, Hancock removes the money, places it in an envelope and puts it into her purse. A video from Saturday, July 25 shows Hancock allegedly reaching into the restaurants safe, grabbing numerous items and putting them into her purse. Management advised authorities that both of these incidents violated policies and believes the money taken totaled $1,600.

Hancock faces felony charges of stealing and possession of a controlled substance, according to the filings made on Saturday, July 31.