Nebraska residents may be interested in the story of one woman who says that she was the victim of a robbery but is now under investigation herself for the same crime. Police claim that the woman lied about the incident, and others are investigating allegations of other crimes in the woman’s past.
The Omaha woman says that she was working at a local restaurant located around the intersection of 132nd and “L” on the night of Dec. 1. As she was closing up at the end of the night, she left the location with the restaurant’s nightly cash deposit for the bank. Upon exiting the restaurant, she claims that she was pushed against a wall by a man who then took her wedding ring, the restaurant’s cash and other items from her person. The woman had been working at the restaurant for over a year after passing a background check by the employer.
Police are now alleging that the woman was not truthful with them about the robbery. They have taken her into custody on charges of theft in connection with the incident. A local jewelry store who replaced the woman’s wedding ring after the incident has now taken the jewelry back. Local media have also investigated the woman, allegedly finding incidences of identity theft and credit card fraud in the past.
False accusations and aggressive prosecution of crimes can have serious effects on a person’s professional and personal life. Those facing charges for theft may wish to obtain legal representation to avoid damages to one’s reputation and possible consequences that could stem from a conviction. A criminal defense attorney may offer advice based upon his or her experience.
Source: WOWT, “Police arrest store manager who claimed she was robbed“, Chase Moffit and Roger Hamer, December 06, 2014