A Burger King employee who reported she was robbed at the Visalia restaurant was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing from the business and filing a false police report, Visalia police said.
Jasmine Dean, 27, claimed the armed robbery happened around 6:23 p.m. Monday on the 500 block of South Demaree Street, south of Highway 198, Visalia police said. Dean was working when she said a masked bandit with a gun demanded that she hand over money from the cash register.
Authorities said they discovered that several people were at the business at the time and did not witness a robbery. Investigators concluded the robbery report was false. Dean allegedly stole about $4,800 and used the story as a cover up, police said.
Police searched Dean’s Tulare residence, but the money remains outstanding.
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Dean was booked into the Tulare County Jail on suspicion of embezzlement, burglary and filing a false police report.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Visalia police Detective James Cummings at 559-713-4722.