All three people, a 26-year-old Sudbury man, a 19-year-old Sudbury woman and a 21-year-old Sudbury woman, alleged that a 64-year-old man had used a knife to rob the 26-year-old man of a large quantity of money, said Greater Sudbury Police Service.
Officers attended the robbery complaint on Feb. 5 at 10:30 p.m. on Durham Street at Elm Street.
The suspect was still in the area and pointed out to police, who arrested him for the alleged robbery.
There were witnesses to the robbery, but in the course of the investigation, inconsistencies were noted with the victim and witnesses, said police. Further investigation revealed through independent sources that a robbery had not occurred and the “victim” and “witnesses” fabricated their information to police in order to have the man arrested.
Police released the 64-year-old man shortly after his arrest unconditionally with no charges.
The three individuals have been arrested in this matter and will appear in court on charges of public mischief and obstructing police.