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Manager accused of pilfering $200,000 from Cary toy store

Posted April 30, 2018 3:59 p.m. EDT

Daniel Richard McChesney

— An employee at a Cary toy store has been charged with stealing more than $200,000 from the store over three years, police said.

Daniel Richard McChesney, 37, of 509 E. Maple Ave. in Holly Springs, was charged Friday with embezzlement over $100,000 and corporate malfeasance. He was released on bond.

McChesney was a manager of the Learning Express Toys store on Kildaire Farm Road, so he was able to cover up the theft by falsifying bank and internal financial records, police said.

The embezzlement started in July 2015 and ended in March, when company officials discovered money missing while preparing corporate tax returns, police said.

The total amount missing was $207,436, according to an arrest warrant.