Gardnerville woman admits taking $13,000 from McDonald’s |

Gardnerville woman admits taking $13,000 from McDonald’s

by Christy Chalmers

A Gardnerville woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to absconding with more than $13,000 from the Minden McDonald’s and faces an August sentencing date.

Amy Dione Moore, 25, also known by the last name Zachary, pleaded to a felony charge of grand theft in District Court.

She told Judge Dave Gamble she and two friends left the state with the contents of two McDonald’s bank drop bags. Court records say the theft occurred between May 21 and 31.

Moore’s attorney, Nathan Tod Young, said Moore was responsible for making a bank drop and, as she had before, stopped by her home with the money before going to the bank.

There she met two friends who encouraged her to leave with the money. She agreed but first returned to the restaurant to get another bank bag.

Court records say the trio went to California and eventually parted ways in Phoenix, Ariz. Along the way, Young said they spent approximately $9,000 on clothes and a car. When the others departed, they took $3,800, leaving Moore $200, he said.

She then turned herself in.

Moore was originally charged with burglary and grand theft, but the burglary charge was dropped as part of a plea bargain.

As part of that agreement, Deputy District Attorney Dina Salvucci won’t oppose probation or recommend jail time. She said she will seek orders requiring Moore to repay the money taken, estimated at over $13,100, and to pay the $1,316 cost of retrieving Moore from Arizona.

Gamble could also sentence Moore to a maximum of five years in prison and fine her $10,000. He scheduled an Aug. 10 sentencing hearing.