A Delaware County, Pennsylvania, woman who serves as the manager of a joint KFC and Taco Bell restaurant has admitted to staging the armed robbery of her own establishment in exchange for $1,000 of the profits.
The woman, 33-year-old Mary Elizabeth Dalton, placed a call to local police to report a robbery in progress at the restaurant around 11:30 p.m. on July 29.
Dalton told police that the thief was armed and had threatened to kill her and another employee if they didn’t give him money. The man took $2,800 in a bank deposit box.
“We did an investigation and [Dalton] became a suspect right away,” said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
Dalton appeared in court for a preliminary hearing this week while the thief, Dalton’s nephew Jajuan Davis-Williams, turned himself in at police headquarters.
Davis-Williams admitted to police that he and Dalton had been planning the robbery for the last two weeks, but the two provided different accounts of how the money was to be split. Davis-Williams claims that he turned over the full sum to Dalton and received $300 for his efforts, while Dalton claims that her nephew kept all of the money except for $1,000.
Both suspects face multiple charges, including two counts of robbery each and one count of terroristic threats.