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Fargo woman charged with theft after Taco Bell break-in

FARGO — A 21-year-old Fargo woman is accused of breaking into a West Fargo Taco Bell and stealing about $1,500.

Maisen Faye Crone is charged with one felony count of burglary and one felony count of conspiracy to commit theft of property, according to documents filed Wednesday, April 17, in Cass County District Court.

Early morning April 15, police responded to a report of a burglary at a West Fargo Taco Bell, 815 23rd Ave. E., according to court records.

Detectives reviewed surveillance camera footage and saw a man and a woman entering the store at 2:52 a.m. The footage showed the woman go to an office area and take money from a safe after gaining access by entering the code.

Police suspected Crone was the woman in the footage after the Taco Bell’s manager said she was married to one of the employees in charge of putting money away in the safe, court records show. The manager also told police that the code to the safe might not have been entered during the burglary and that the safe might not have been locked.

At Crone’s residence, police noticed clothing and shoes similar to ones seen in the surveillance footage, according to court records. A vehicle driven by Maisen Crone and her husband also matched the one seen in surveillance footage.

Police later determined Crone’s husband was at the apartment at the time of the burglary.

Crone's husband later told investigators that Crone picked him up from the Taco Bell at around 2 a.m. and that they got into an argument once they got home, after which Crone left. She would later buy tires with a large amount of cash, her husband said.

Crone also asked her husband to help throw away trash bags that were later found to contain shoes similar to those seen in the surveillance footage, according to court records.

Prosecutor SheraLynn Ternes said investigators are looking into other people who might be connected to the incident.