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Woman arrested in connection with embezzlement, false robbery report at Lovingston eatery

Woman arrested in connection with embezzlement, false robbery report at Lovingston eatery

An Amherst woman has been charged with embezzlement and false reporting of a robbery at a Lovingston eatery.

Tonya Silver, 50, was arrested Friday and charged with felony embezzlement and misdemeanor falsely summoning law enforcement after authorities responded to reports of a robbery at the Subway in Lovingston days earlier, a news release from the Nelson County Sheriff's Office states.

The sheriff's office and Virginia State Police responded to the scene within minutes of the report, which claimed more than $1,200 had been stolen from the restaurant Feb. 1. No injuries were reported.

According to the release, an investigation was conducted with assistance from an Amherst County Sheriff's Office K-9 team, and several individuals were interviewed to determine the events surrounding the reported robbery. 

The investigation led to the conclusion the robbery report was false, authorities said.

Silver was released on a secured bond by the magistrate, the release notes.

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