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Rite Aid supervisor gets prison in 2 staged robberies

A Rite Aid supervisor in Orange County was sentenced to state prison Wednesday for setting up two armed robberies during which she claimed to have been the victim.

Cynthia Ongamsing-Jenkins, 43, of Tustin was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison for the two staged crimes, which were captured on surveillance videotape, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

The first incident occurred in November 2007 when Ongamsing-Jenkins claimed that two armed men ordered her and another employee to turn over $5,000 at a Rite Aid in Costa Mesa.

In June 2009, Ongamsing-Jenkins told police that she had been robbed at a bank parking lot in Dana Point as she was about to deposit $20,000 from a nearby Rite Aid, according to the district attorney's office. A bank video surveillance tape captured footage of a man pushing Ongamsing-Jenkins to the ground.

Ongamsing-Jenkins was arrested after investigating officers found two suspicious text messages on her cellphone that indicated she had set up the two robberies.

The three men seen in the video footage have not been identified.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Comments () | Archives (4)

how could this woman be convicted and sentenced if they haven't yet
identified the three men seen in video footage?

@Carol- they don't need to identify her accompliaces to know she was involved and guilty! It was pretty obvious, not to mention being robbed twice at gunpoint is pretty rare!

How many years do court personnel get for staging
setting up a trial ?...
it you folks think a setup staged crime can only happen
you would be suprised what you don't know...
you should be aware misconduct exists in some of your
court trials.

They really need to make the public aware on
how some court personnel can go along with
setting up staging a court trial...
misconduct to avoid justice and Constitution...


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