A Franksville man hired as a handyman was arrested after stealing $10,000 in cash Wednesday.

James R. Schneck, 37, was hired by the BP gas station at 7952 E. Frontage Rd. as a handyman.

Recently, the gas station had a lot of cash and money orders following local car auctions. According to the criminal complaint, the manager noticed $10,000 was missing from a box in the back office.

Schneck was caught on surveillance footage stealing the cash, and is being charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with felony theft in a business setting.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.