Supervisor sentenced for staging 2 robberies

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /*Cynthia Ongamsing-Jenkins*/, 43, of Tustin, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of grand theft.

/*Costa Mesa Police*/ say on the night of November 11, 2007, Ongamsing-Jenkins was working as a supervisor at the /*Rite Aid*/ at 2300 Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa, when she claimed two armed men walked into the store and ordered her and another employee to give them the cash from a store register and a safe.

The two men stole about $5,500. The robbery was captured on surveillance tape, but the two suspects could not be identified.

On June 20, 2009, while working as a floor supervisor at the Ride Aid at 24829 Del Prado in Dana Point, Ongamsing-Jenkins claimed a man robbed her of $20,000 in store deposits outside a Bank of America in Dana Point.

The robbers were never found. Investigators later discovered text messages on her cell phone indicating that Ongamsing-Jenkins planned the Dana Point robbery. She later confessed to officers that she set up both the 2007 and 2009 holdups.

Associated Press contributed to this story

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