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LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) – A Pinellas County Dunkin’ Donuts manager was arrested for grand theft this week after police say she hired a fake employee to pocket more money for herself.

Pinellas Park police arrested 29-year-old Markia Nelson Monday morning. An arrest report identifies Nelson as a store manager at the Dunkin’ on Ulmerton Road near 40th Street North in Largo.

According to the arrest report, Nelson hired a “fictitious person” on May 15, 2019. From May 16 through July 6, police say Nelson punched in and punched out the fake employee, logging a total of 235 hours.

The arrest report says the fake employee earned $8.65 an hour. The fake employee earned a total of $1,610.84.

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