Police: Burger King Worker Who Reported Robbery Had The Missing Cash At Home

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While some criminal investigations are undoubtedly tricky for law enforcement, a recent robbery at a Burger King in California led police right back to where they started: the worker who called in the theft in the first place.

Police in Atascadero, CA responded to the restaurant at around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, KSBY reports, after an employee called in to report a robbery involving an unknown male who took a large amount of cash from him. He was the only one working that night, and was supposed to be closing the restaurant, police said.

Law enforcement searched the area with a K-9 unit but didn’t find anyone suspicious. During a follow-up investigation, detectives served a search warrant at the worker’s home. During a search, “a large amount of cash: and two Burger King bank deposits were found. Now that’s suspicious.

The 21-year-old worker confessed to the crime, police say, and he was booked into San Luis Obisbo County Jail on charges of embezzlement and making a false report.

This is not the first time we’ve seen an employee allegedly turn on their fast food employer: there was the McDonald’s manager who was accused of robbing his own restaurant at gunpoint; and of course, the worker who robbed his place of employment — again, McDonald’s — not once, but twice, and yet, kept showing up for work.

Atascadero Burger King employee accused of filing false robbery report [KSBY.com]

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