Suspect arrested in Admiral Jack in the Box heist – an employee

KING 5 broke the story tonight: An assistant manager at the Admiral Jack in the Box is now charged with robbery in connection with the early-morning holdup at the restaurant last February. The station reports that police say 33-year-old Michelle Miesner confessed to having the robbery staged but claimed the “robbers” then made off with all the money, though she reportedly admitted she’d stolen more than $2,000 from the restaurant before. According to the King County Jail Register, Miesner was arrested last Tuesday afternoon and released from jail 25 hours later. (Thanks to Diane for the tip about the KING story.) ADDED 8:56 AM TUESDAY: We have the charging documents now. Read on for a few more details:

Miesner’s alleged accomplice, 25-year-old Lamar Croft, another restaurant employee, is also charged; he told police he solicited two people, “DJ” and “Al,” to actually pretend to rob the restaurant; neither has been arrested so we’re not naming them – court documents indicate they know the identity of “DJ” but not “Al.” Croft has been in jail since last Monday, with bail set at $100,000. The charging documents note that a judge ordered Miesner released on “(her) own recognizance” last week after her first appearance, “over (prosecutors’) objection.” They also indicate that she was questioned about possible involvement within a few days of the robbery, because of what police considered suspicion-evoking behavior on the surveillance video, and because a Jack in the Box risk manager told police that Miesner “had violated several corporate policies (in the past) such as not making bank deposits, keeping deposits in the wrong vault …”

10 Replies to "Suspect arrested in Admiral Jack in the Box heist - an employee"

  • LovingWS March 30, 2010 (7:33 am)

    Well, I hope the employee that was fired for the $700 she stole is apologized to by the manager. (From the King5 story) Unlikely, but it would be the right thing to do.

  • RobertinSeattle March 30, 2010 (8:43 am)

    LovingWS –

    No apology necessary – lawyers will soon be all over this one and that employee will probably get at least 6 figures for wrongful termination and a long list of other wrongs like defamation for the manager’s rush to judgment. It would be one time that I believe in lawsuits. Can’t wait to read all about it.

  • samson March 30, 2010 (9:30 am)

    What the heck was that?! Dirty background check? Tsk Tsk Tsk!!! Not good for employee’s future!! why admitting now, not last month! what did she use $2k for??!! blow the money away to buy something expensive?! I want my DIAMOND back!!

  • alki resident March 30, 2010 (9:57 am)

    I was at the drive through the following day of that”heist”and Michelle was my cashier.I told her I was sorry to hear it happened and the cops in West Seattle are really good at finding the culprits and reassured her theyd find this one.She didnt have much to say about it.Guess I was right.

  • wolfbain March 30, 2010 (12:07 pm)

    maximum time for maximum losers. lock them all up and feed them under-cooked jumbojacks.LA-WHO-ZA-HERS.

  • rick March 30, 2010 (12:45 pm)

    actually, the “nutrition loaf” that is served in many penal institutions will make them long for something as tasty as an undercooked jumbo jack.

    ALL of the nutrition, NONE of the flavor.

  • Forest March 30, 2010 (1:18 pm)

    I’m curious why an alleged mastermind (and confessed embezzler) was let free on her own recognizance after 25 hours in jail while her alleged accomplice remains in jail a week later. Does he have outstanding warrants?

  • derby dad March 30, 2010 (5:54 pm)

    I wonder what kind of expression is on Jack’s round, white face right now…

  • M. March 30, 2010 (7:16 pm)

    lol. very funny derby.

  • Travis_Bickle March 31, 2010 (6:28 am)

    wow. I work early mornings off of California, and because of the robbery I began locking the front door until the 2nd person arrives. Turns out to be staged? Too many Hollywood movies played at that household. These people should be forced to work a dead end job for minimum pay for their punishment. I expected more from my local fast “food” pushers.

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