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Former Chik-Fil-A Employee Accused Of Robbing KFC

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (CBS Charlotte/AP) — A man who worked at a Chik-fil-A restaurant in northern South Carolina has been accused of robbing a KFC.

Fifty-year-old old Jeffrey Coley is accused of taking $516 from the KFC in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on Monday.

Police say Coley pulled a gun at the drive-thru at KFC and demanded cash. Coley was arrested Tuesday after a chase and police say the cash drawer was still in the vehicle.

He’s charged with armed robbery, possession of a gun during a violent crime, failure to stop for police and possession of methamphetamine.

Chick-fil-A spokesman Mark Baldwin tells The Rock Hill Herald Coley was fired from a restaurant in Indian Land on June 18 when he failed to show up to work two days in a row.

Rock Hill Municipal Court Judge Dolores Williams denied bond for Coley, who is a married father of one daughter.

“Mr. Coley, based on the fact that you are employed, you do have an income and you do own land and you are expected to receive a title to a vehicle, I am going to deny your application for a court-appointed attorney,” Williams told Coley according to The Rock Hill Herald. “You will have to hire an attorney to represent you.”

The KFC area manager, Norman Dobson, explained that the two employees held at gunpoint are traumatized by what happened.

“Neither one of these young ladies has worked since the incident,” Dobson told The Rock Hill Herald. “They’re terrified; they’re not getting a good night’s sleep. He’s turned their lives upside down…They’re out there trying to make an honest living and this is what they got.”

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