Police: Oquawka woman stole more than $100,000 from gas station

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An Oquawka woman was jailed after investigators said she stole more than $100,000 from a local gas station.

Tonya Cook, 40, was arrested just before 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, after investigators followed up on a complaint that money was missing from the Day Break Gas Station, 101 S. 8th Street in the Village of Oquawka.

Cook’s arrest followed a criminal complaint alleging she stole more than $100,000 from that gas station according to a statement from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department.

Cook was awaiting her first appearance in court, and was held in the Henderson County Jail.


  • lyla huss

    I can’t imagine why she was allowed to steal this much money!! A person would think someone would have discovered this crime before she was allowed to rob that much!!

  • Elizabeth

    I was thinking the same thing. They must have added a few zeros. This company must be stupid. How long did it take them to figure out something wasn’t adding up? Years?

  • Dex

    sounds like someone is cooking the books, cant even believe they waited this long with this much, or( so they say) money missing… Think I would have noticed long before now. Just saying, if it were my business I would have known long before now!!!

  • patrick

    my aunt is not a theif exactly what pam said I hate people who say stuff like you people when she gets found not guilty I hope you feel salty

  • Anonymous

    You would be surprised how easy it is… At the gas station I used to work at… Managers and assistant managers had access to over 4 grand in petty cash, over 10,000$ in face value lottery scratch tickets… Don’t forget the cigarettes …..and generally the manager doing the stealing was also keeping track of the over shorts…

    One manager made off with over 55 thousand in money scratch tix and products that was found, I have no doubt he stole much much more…

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