OSTERBURG WOMAN CHARGED WITH STEALING OVER $39,000 FROM THE COW ICE CREAM L.L.C

66 YEAR OLD DEBRA DAWN RYBA OF OSTERBURG HAS BEEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THE MISSING MONEY FROM THE COW ICE CREAM L.L.C. SHE WAS CHARGED WITH THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING, RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY , AND FAILURE TO MAKE REQUIRED DEPOSITS. SHE WAS ARRAIGNED AND RELEASED ON $35,000 UNSECURED BAIL. A PRELIMINARY HEARING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR 03/10/2021

THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION UNIT AT PSP BEDFORD OPENED AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE COVE SOFT ICE CREAM L.L.C ( THE COW ) AFTER THE OWNERS FOUND THAT IN 2016 THERE WAS $39,341.36 MISSING FROM THE BUSINESS. DURING THE INVESTIGATION IT WAS RELATED THAT THE MANAGER IN 2016, DEBRA RYBA, OVERSAW THE MONEY AND DEPOSITING THE MONEY INTO THE BUSINESS BANK ACCOUNT. RYBA HAD CHANGED THE PASSCODES ON THE CASH REGISTERS SO THE OWNERS HAD NO ACCESS TO THE SALE RECORDS.

IN 2016 THE OWNERS WERE ABLE TO GET ACCESS TO THE SALES DATABASE AND THIS INFORMATION WAS DOWNLOADED. AFTER THE DOWNLOAD THE OWNERS WENT BACK THROUGH AND SAW THAT THERE WAS A TOTAL OF $39,341.36 MISSING. RYBA HAD BEEN SENDING EMAILS STATING THE AMOUNT OF SALES. AFTER GOING THROUGH THE SALES FROM THE DOWNLOAD THE OWNERS SAW THAT THERE WAS MONEY MISSING.

IN FEBRUARY 2017 RYBA TURNED OVER ALL THE CASH REGISTER RECEIPTS TO THE OWNERS BETWEEN THE TOTAL SALES AND WHAT WAS REPORTED BY RYBA THERE WAS A DIFFERENCE OF $39,341.36

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