Employee Charged with Theft after Robbery Hoax
Birmingham, AL 12/06/2018
A 19-year-old north Jefferson County woman has been charged with Theft of Property and Making a False Report after it was discovered that she made up a story about being robbed of her employer’s bank deposit.
Just after 3:30 pm on Sunday, December 2, deputies responded to the report of a robbery of a person in a parking lot in the 6600 block of Alabama Highway 75. It was reported by 19-year-old Megan Michael that she had been robbed of the bank deposit for her employer.
She reported that she had volunteered to drop off the deposit from Dollar General at the bank and as she was walking to her car she was approached by a man with a knife. She further reported there was a second man waiting in a nearby car with a gun. She continued with saying the man with the knife demanded the deposit, that she struggled with him, but he got the money and fled in the car with the other man. There were no witnesses. Deputies searched the area, but no suspect or vehicle described was located.
On December 3, the store manager reported that Megan Michael admitted that she had lied and had taken the money. She returned the money to the store.
Megan Michael was taken into custody and questioned by detectives. She again admitted the robbery was a hoax so she could steal the money.
She was taken to the Jefferson County Jail to await formal charges. On December 4, detectives obtained arrest warrants formally charging her with Theft of Property 2ndDegree and False Reporting to Law Enforcement. Bond was set at $2800.