BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – Around 8:45 on Tuesday night, Benton police responded to Taco Bell on Military Road for a report of a possible robbery. During the investigation, it was discovered that the employees were victims of a scam.
An unidentified suspect reportedly called the store claiming that the specific Taco Bell franchise owes back tax money. An employee reportedly went to two locations to wire transfer a "deposit." During this time another employee called the store manager who immediately called 911.
Benton officers were able to prevent one of the transactions. The investigation is ongoing and no suspects have been taken into custody.
Anyone with information about the incident, or similar incidents, is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS.