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Forum staff report, Published June 02 2009

Former employee sentenced in Taco Bell robbery

A former north Fargo Taco Bell employee pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to rob the store at gunpoint.

Michael Vincent Wanzek, 21, received a deferred sentence after entering the plea in Cass County District Court to the felony.

Wanzek was given credit for six days previously spent in custody and will serve two years of supervised probation. He must either serve an additional 24 days in jail or complete 240 hours of community service, East Central Judicial District Court Judge Steven Marquart ordered.

Wanzek has no prior convictions.

An 18-year-old Fargo man also charged in connection with the case was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to conspiring to rob the Fargo store.

Anthony Wayne Goodoien was sentenced to three years, with two years suspended and ordered to serve two years of supervised probation. He was given credit for 10 days.

Police said two men wearing stocking caps and bandannas robbed the store at 1001 1st Ave. N. at gunpoint about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 13. Just over $1200 was taken, court documents state.