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Employees charged in Papa John's theft

Posted September 8, 2009 12:18 p.m. EDT

— Durham police have charged two employees with stealing money and pizza bags from a Papa John's restaurant on West Main Street last week.

Kenneth Jamal Graves, 19, of Massey Avenue in Durham, and Todd Phillip Bryan, 31, of Pine Hill Drive in Chapel Hill, are both charged with larceny by an employee.

Graves was arrested Tuesday morning on Cecil Street, thanks to a Crime Stoppers tip, police said.

Bryan remains at large.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call Investigator Rogers at 919-560-4935, ext. 29416 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

According to state Department of Correction records, Bryan and Graves are both on probation.

Bryan was sentenced to probation in 2007 for a string of fraud, larceny and drug charges in Buncombe, Cleveland and Currituck counties, DOC records show. He has earlier fraud and larceny charges in Durham County.

Graves was sentenced to 11 months' probation in April after being convicted of assault on a female and assault on a state employee or officer, according to DOC records.