Store employee arrested after robbery report

By Pete McIntyre
November 14, 2016 - 12:25pm

VERNON, B.C. — An employee of a Vernon loans and credit store is accused of making up a story about a robbery at the business.
RCMP issued a media release last week, seeking information on a man who was said to have entered Vernon Cash Solutions on 26th Street last Thursday afternoon, produced what appeared to be a handgun, and took off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Cst. Jocelyn Noseworthy says police conducted an investigation and determined no robbery had occurred.
"On November 11th, a 39 year old female employee was arrested by police. She was subsequently released on a promise to appear in court on January 26th 2017," says Noseworthy.

Noseworthy says police are recommending charges of public mischief and theft under five thousand dollars.

She says the arrest came after officers checked the store's video surveillance system and found no evidence of a robbery.
"(The arrest) was a combination of old fashioned police work and talking to people, and video surveillance," says Noseworthy.
RCMP are asking for public assistance as they seek a suspect  in a local robbery.

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