A Carroll County man pleaded guilty to stealing several thousand dollars from a local restaurant by taking a bank deposit.

Xander St. Croix, 39, was arrested in January in connection with taking several thousand dollars in deposits from the Carrollton McDonald's, a Carroll County Sheriff's Office release said.

St. Croix, the boyfriend of a manager trainee who worked at the restaurant, picked the employee up from work to take her to the bank to deposit money from the restaurant, the release said. She had a deposit of several thousand dollars in her possession.

St. Croix drove to the First National Bank on KY 227 where the girlfriend thought he placed the deposit bag in the night deposit box. Instead, St. Croix hid the bag and did not make the deposit, according to Carroll County Deputy Sheriff J.T. Shaw.

The restaurant and bank determined the deposit was not made, and Shaw interviewed the McDonald's employee, where she explained the scenario. A warrant was issued for St. Croix's arrest, and the Scottsburg, Ind., Police Department arrested St. Croix on the warrant. St. Croix went to Scottsburg the next day to visit his mother, the release said.

He agreed to return to Kentucky, where he was charged and pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking over $500. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 25.