Two arrested for stolen donations from McDonald's in Sun Valley

Two arrested for stolen donations from McDonald's in Sun Valley

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office has arrested two suspects in connection with the theft of Ronald McDonald House donations on Monday, September 24.

The theft of a donation canister took place at the McDonald’s restaurant at 140 W. 1st Avenue in Sun Valley at around 2:20 a.m. on Thursday, August 23.

Deputies arrested 23-year-old Tia Cryer and 25-year-old John Gilman early Monday morning at a home in Sparks. Secret Witness helped in the case.

The incident occurred when a counter top canister with an estimated $400 in donations and its accompanying card reader, valued at $800, were stolen.

“We’re so disheartened someone decided to take this money away from these families,” said Chad Humason, owner-operator of the Sun Valley McDonald’s. “I’m also upset as it means donors who wanted to be a part of the House’s mission were robbed of that kind-hearted act. We’re asking anyone who might have information to communicate with the Washoe County Sherriff’s Office so we can recoup those contributions for the Reno Ronald McDonald House.”

Cryer and Gilman were booked into the Washoe County Detention Facility on several charges related to the incident.

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