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Kennewick Police Department: Cinnabon Case Update

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                                                          Kennewick Police Department

Victim's Name:  CINNABON  at Columbia Center Mall 

Defendant's Name: Garza,  Mirella  Lorena      
                  


Summary of Incident:

Ref:   KPD Case number 12-40707

Cinnabon case (Initially reported as an armed robbery by a Cinnabon store employee on December 28, 2012).

 On September 26, 2013, in a Benton County Superior Court, Mirella Garza, a former Cinnabon store employee who made the report of being robbed, pled guilty as charged to Theft in the Second Degree and False Reporting.

 The importance of this information is that the public be made aware there never was an armed subject or robbery in the Columbia Center Mall, as was reported by Ms. Garza. 

 Ms. Garza's false report cost the tax payers an incredible amount of KPD resources, with the initial call and response to the call of an armed robbery at the mall, and with the subsequent follow-up by detectives in the course of the investigation, and prosecution by the Benton County Prosecutor's Office.

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