LA TERCERA (Chile)
SANTIAGO - A "fake chef" in Chile has been accused of conning his way into numerous restaurant and café jobs with a souped-up resume, and then robbing his employers.
Police say the 28-year-old man, indentified as Jorge Sepúlveda Salazar, used a bogus resume to land jobs throughout the South American country, La Tercera reported. His trumped up working experience included restaurant jobs in France, Spain and Colombia.
His most recent gig was at the "Mil Maravillas' (Thousand Wonders) café in Santiago, where he "gained the trust of the owner to the point where she left him in charge," said police inspector Carlos Fuentes. He allegedly took advantage of the situation to steal a laptop computer and an unspecified amount of cash.
Police believe Sepúlveda used the same technique to rob numerous restaurants, particularly in the central Chilean city of Chillán, his hometown. Strangely enough, he reportedly thanks police at the time of his apprehension, saying "he knew why they were arresting him," according to Fuentes.
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