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Police in Washington state were investigating what they thought was a robbery of a Cinnabon employee, but they quickly realized it was actually a robbery of a Cinnabon by an employee.
Officers in Kennewick, WA says 31-year-old Mirella Lorena Garcia told them a man approached her on Friday as she walked in the non-public hallway behind the Cinnabon at which she works.
Garcia said the man in the hallway grabbed her and secured her hands with zip ties and took the bank deposit bagshe was carrying for the store and ran off.
As things failed to add up, Garcia was questioned once again by police. As police pressed for additional information, the Cinnabon employee admitted to making up the entire story and pocketing the money.
She is now being charged with second degree theft and was taken to the Benton County Jail.