Updated: Jan 6, 2020
Southlake, Tarrant County, Texas. Restaurant manager squanders office money on drug addiction, then conceives a great idea to falsely report having been robbed at gunpoint. The only problem is, the idea was not so great. She got lucky to be leniently sentenced to probation
February 22, 2019
. fictim (false victim) Amanda Topolinksi
, General Manager of a chain restaurant, called 911 reporting that the store had just been attacked by an armed robber. Officers from the Southlake Police Department arrived within a minute after the call, hearing from Amanda told who told them a man possibly Hispanic or white, wearing a blue jacket, jeans, a blue hat, and sunshades, came in with a gun and demanded money from the safe.
Officers secured the perimeter and checked the area but were unable to locate the described suspect. The restaurant became a crime scene while detectives checked video footage of Town Square, around the restaurant area. After hours of surveillance footage review, the investigators determined that no one matching the description of the suspect had been in the restaurant within hours around the time of the reported incident. Officers then re-interviewed Amanda Topolinksi
and discovered “important missing details” in her account of events.
The fictim (fake victim) eventually confessed to making up the robbery to cover up the fact that she had been stealing money from the safe for the last three months. According to police, the officers also discovered heroin in her purse.
February 25, 2019
. 32-year-old Amanda Topolinksi
, from Watagua, was arrested and charged with making a false police report and possession of a controlled substance. She was released on a $2,500 bail shortly after her booking.
-- Update --
January 06, 2020
. Criminal District Court. Amanda Topolinksi
was sentenced to 3 years of probation for Filing a False Police Report. Another lucky fictim.
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