Couple fabricates robbery to avoid going to work

Adriana Miranda

Adriana Miranda

It seems everyone has a “case of the Mondays” lately, and last week a Greenwich couple went to great lengths to avoid a day’s work, resulting in their arrest and potentially hefty fines.

According to police, Juan Cruz, 25, of 21 Melrose Avenue and Adriana Miranda, 19, of Port Chester, N.Y., were arrested March 1 and each charged with interfering with an officer, second-degree false reporting of an incident and misuse of the 911 emergency system. At approximately 9:45 that morning, a reported robbery came through the 911 dispatch system. Police responded to the Chase Bank on Glenville Street after dispatch related that a robbery was said to have occurred in the area of Stop & Shop approximately one hour prior to the call. Mr. Cruz, the so-called “victim,” had described his assailant as a black male who assaulted him and struck him in the nose.

After an hour of on-scene investigation, it was allegedly revealed that Mr. Cruz had conspired with his girlfriend, Ms. Miranda, to fabricate the entire incident.

Juan Cruz

Juan Cruz

According to police, Mr. Cruz had conjured up the event as a means of getting out of work that day. He later reportedly revealed that he had been intoxicated the previous night, during which he fell and suffered the injury to his nose that he had  originally attributed to the false attacker.

Mr. Cruz and Ms. Miranda were each released on a $1,000 bond and both parties are due in court March 8.

 

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