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Subway Restaurant Employee Charged with False Reporting

DOWNTOWN JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police have charged a Subway restaurant employee with filing a false police report and theft over $1,000 for fabricating a story about being robbed in downtown Jackson yesterday afternoon and stealing the restaurant's
deposit.

Kristi Wells, 25, of Henderson, was arraigned at 8 a.m. today in Jackson City Court. She is being held at the Madison County Jail on $20,000 bond.

Wells' next court appearance is 1:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in Jackson City Court.

Shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to Subway at 122 E. Baltimore Street about a robbery. Wells told officers that she was robbed at gunpoint by two men while taking the business' deposit to the bank. Wells
provided a detailed description of the robbers and an SUV that they had allegedly fled in.

During the investigation, police developed inconsistencies in Wells' story. Further investigation determined that Wells made up the story about being robbed and stole more than $1,000 from Subway.

The investigation is ongoing as police believe Wells had an accomplice.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jackson Police Department's Major Crimes Bureau at 731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 731-424-8477 (TIPS). Submit a cyber tip at jmcrimestoppers.org and click on “web tips”.