Loan company employee jailed for lying about robbery

Edna Lizbeth Gamez // McAllen Police Department Photo

A loan company employees is behind bars after she allegedly stole money from her employer and claimed it was a robbery.

McAllen police were called out for a robbery at Midwestern Financial at 1424 E. Ridge Rd. late Monday afternoon.

But investigators learned that the theft did not happen at the hands of strangers.

Police charged 23-year-old employee Edna Lizbeth Gamez with Class A misdemeanor theft and filing a false report to a peace officer.

A motive was not clear but under state law, Class A misdemeanor theft is stealing between $500 and $1,500 dollars.

Gamez appeared before a McAllen Municipal Court judge where he was issued $6,000 in bonds.