A Family Dollar employee was arrested after allegedly faking a robbery Monday morning.

Police responded to the Family Dollar on 18 West Edwardsville Road around 9 a.m. where an employee stated he was robbed and stabbed on the east side of the building.

An officer on scene described the employee’s wounds as ‘superficial.’ He was transported to Alton Memorial Hospital.

Police say shortly after the call evidence was gathered indicating the robbery and stabbing did not occur.

The alleged victim was later interviewed at the hospital and now under arrest pending charges.