Snellville police said a woman created a false narrative about being robbed to cover up hundreds of dollars she stole from a Monroe-area restaurant she works at.
Nhi Tuong Vuong, 26, of Lilburn told police she was driving home from the restaurant when she was blocked by a black passenger vehicle on North Road. She claimed she was robbed of several hundreds of dollars and personal property by a person in a ski mask. She said the suspect then fled in the black passenger vehicle, police said.
Detectives, however, uncovered inconsistencies in Vuong’s story, and issued warrants for false statements and filing a false report of a crime.
“Members of the police department take all reported offenses seriously,” a Snellville news release said. “However, with the recent string of armed robberies targeting Asian restaurant employees around the Metro Atlanta area, the detective division put all resources into investigating this crime.”
Vuong was booked in Gwinnett County Jail and later bonded out.