Randolf Turner, a 46-year-old manager at a Wendy’s restaurant in Michigan, is accused of stealing more than 32 tons of bacon during the years he has worked at Wendy’s.
Turner had designed a detailed plan of how to steal and not be caught. During the four years of his employment, he allocated 20-250 kg of meat from the restaurant’s shipment to himself, keeping up this ritual weekly.
To cover his traces, Turner falsified sales and order records to justify the ‘loss’ of the meat.
As a manager, he also knew the locations of the security cameras and took advantage of his access to such information to transport the meat and not appear on the footage.
After receiving an anonymous tip, Wendy’s management placed new surveillance cameras and did not inform the manager. What was seen afterward is Turner regularly leaving with 10kg bags of bacon that were supposed to be used in the kitchen. One of the tapes even showed Turner enjoying raw bacon himself.
Wendy’s also interviewed employees of the same branch and learned that something suspicious was happening behind the kitchen doors. The case was then handed over to the police.
As of now, Randolf Turner is facing criminal charges of embezzlement, fraud, and larceny. These charges may send him to prison for up to 88 years.
Turner was obviously fired from Wendy’s, which based the decision on “major breach of trust.” There are no comments from Turner’s attorney just yet.
Interestingly, this is not the only case of bacon theft. The temptation has also hit the 21-year-old Gaige Lee Joyner, who stole 25 pounds of bacon from a New York City McDonald’s, and the 61-years-old David Brown from Arizona, who has put his hands on 14 packs of bacon from a grocery shop.