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KFC/Taco Bell Manager Set Up Theft of Her Own Restaurant

Her nephew played the thief.

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The manager of a combination KFC/Taco Bell has been accused of orchestrating a theft of her workplace. According to the Delaware County Daily Times, 33 year-old Elizabeth Dalton and her nephew Jujuan Davis-Williams are facing robbery and conspiracy charges for trying to ride the free money gravy train. Late last month, Dalton was working at the KFC/Taco Bell in Pennsylvania when she called police to report an armed robbery at 11:30 p.m.

Police officer Michael Chitwood tells the paper that Dalton reported a robbery claiming "a guy came in with a red hooded sweatshirt pulled over her face" and that he threatened to kill Dalton and another employee if they didn't give him money. The man — who turned out to be Dalton's nephew — walked away with $2,800 in a bank deposit bag, notes the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Dalton allegedly admitted to police that she "set up the robbery with her nephew." Police say Davis-Williams turned himself him to the local police and admitted to planning the robbery with Dalton for two weeks. Davis-Williams allegedly entered the restaurant through an unlocked door. The security cameras were also disabled, and it is currently unclear if that was intentional. While Dalton says she received $1,000 of the loot for her role, Davis-Williams claims that he gave all the money to Dalton and that he received a $300 cut. Not that any of that really matters now because Dalton's bail is set at $100,000 — or $97,000 more than they managed to get away with.

A number of KFC locations have dealt with robberies in the past. In April, news broke that an outlet in Ohio had been robbed of its chicken twice in one week. Overall, the thieves managed to steal nearly $8,000 worth of poultry. A year before that, a former Chick-fil-A employee was arrested for robbing a KFC in South Carolina. He pulled a gun at the drive-thru and fled with $516 in stolen cash.

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