A local restaurant employee who told police she was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night at work has been arrested for theft and falsely reporting a crime.
According to a statement released Friday by Frankfort Police, 28-year-old Amanda Dyer, of Frankfort, reported around 11 p.m. Thursday that she was robbed at gunpoint by a black male while working at the Sonic restaurant on Louisville Road.
Dyer told investigators the man pointed a gun at her when she went outside to take an order, said Maj. Fred Deaton. She told police he threatened to kill her and other customers if she didn’t give him money, Deaton said.
Dyer told police the man ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Deaton said police interviewed other employees and customers and found “none of them said anything that helped corroborate her story.”
After investigating, police discovered Dyer took the money and made up the story to cover up the theft, Deaton said. Police arrested Dyer and charged her with falsely reporting an incident and theft by unlawful taking over $500 – a felony charge.
Dyer was lodged in Franklin County Regional Jail but has since been released.