UPDATE: Police Arrest Newaygo Restaurant Employee For Falsely Reporting Armed Robbery

Newaygo Police says there was never an armed robbery at a Wendy’s Restaurant and an employee made the whole thing up.

Police arrested a White Cloud man who worked at the restaurant on West Pine Lake Drive in Newaygo.

The man is accused of fabricating a story, saying he had been robbed by a man with a handgun. He faces charges if embezzlement, false report of a felony and lying to police.

The employee is now in jail. Police say it was an internal theft, followed by a big lie about an armed robbery.