LOWELL -- Look out Hamburglar, Lowell police say there is another thief McDonald's has to worry about.
Lowell police allege they have restaurant security video of Jesenia Rivera, a former employee at the McDonald's on Plain Street, stealing $527 from the business safe when she worked an overnight shift on June 1.
In Lowell District Court Thursday, Rivera, 22, of 67 Ashworthe St., Haverhill, pleaded not guilty to one count larceny of property over $250.
Judge Barbara Pearson released Rivera, who appeared in court on a summons, on personal recognizance on the condition that she stay away from the McDonald's at 66 Plain St. in Lowell.
Police state in court documents they responded on June 2 to meet the restaurant manager about a past larceny by an employee. The day before, staff alerted the manager of the theft of $527 from the store safe. Police were told that Rivera, who worked the overnight shift, asked to keep her wallet inside the safe during her shift.
The manager provided police with a security video inside the manager's office, which shows an open safe and Rivera reaching inside the safe, police allege. Although her hands can't be seen on the video, police allege Rivera is moving around items inside the safe. She is seen pulling out her wallet and leaving, police allege.
Her next court date Sept. 29 for a pretrial conference.