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Police: Clinic robbery staged by employees

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Mikela Zermeno (Source: Kilgore Police Department) Mikela Zermeno (Source: Kilgore Police Department)
Cierra Ballard (Source: Kilgore Police Department) Cierra Ballard (Source: Kilgore Police Department)

From the Kilgore Police Department:

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - Kilgore Police Detectives have determined through investigation the previously reported robbery at Dr. Sam Fino's Clinic on Henderson Blvd in Kilgore on March 26 did not occur.

The robbery was staged by two clinic employees along with two other individuals. One clinic employee, Mikela Veronica Zermeno, 21, of Longview, was arrested on April 24 for making a false report to a police officer, a misdemeanor. The second employee, identified as Cierra Cheri Ballard, 23, of Rusk, is still being sought by police due to an active warrant for making a false report to a police officer.

Two additional arrests are also anticipated along with additional criminal charges for theft of money from the clinic.

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