SOMERSET (CBS) – A boyfriend and girlfriend are accused of staging a robbery three days before Christmas.
Somerset Police Chief Joseph Ferreira said that the Dominos Pizza on County Street was originally thought to have been robbed at gun point, but it turns out that was not the case.
Instead, Chief Ferreira says the alleged victim, Jacqueline Eaton, 19, was lying.
Eaton, a manager, claimed that four masked and hooded crooks came into Dominos while she was working, tied her up, and stole more than $1,000 from the restaurant’s safe and lockers.
An unsuspecting co-worker called police to report the robbery after he returned from delivering a pizza to find Eaton tied to a shelving unit
Police say the investigation found that Eaton and her boyfriend, Arthur Pereira, 23, staged the robbery in attempts to steal money from the pizza store.
Eaton is being charged with Larceny over $500, 10 counts of Breaking and Entering into a Depository, Conspiracy, and Filing a False Police Report.
Pereira is facing charges of Larceny over $500, 10 counts of Breaking and Entering into a Depository, and Conspiracy.
Pereira’s mother is also expected to face charges of Obstruction of Justice for allegedly lying to a detective during the investigation.