KFC hiring another investigator to look into possible hoax

Jun 24, 2014 11:17 AM by Alyssa Deitsch

KFC is hiring another investigator to look into claims an employee asked a three-year-old girl to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers.

According to NBC News, KFC says the whole story was a hoax and an attempt by the girl's family to bilk the public and professionals for more than $135,000.

KFC spokesman Rick Maynard says the company is concerned that the Jackson, Mississippi restaurant's internal investigation couldn't verify the incident. So now, an outside investigator will conduct an independent investigation.

The restaurant's investigators found no evidence the girl was ever even at the restaurant.

Maynard says KFC's commitment of $30,000 to help with the child's medical bills won't be affected by the investigation's outcome.

Allegations that Victoria Wilcher was asked to leave the restaurant were made earlier this month on the Facebook site "Victoria's Victories," which follows the girl's recovery.

A posting Tuesday on the Facebook page denied that the claim is a hoax. No one immediately responded to a message seeking comment that was sent through the Facebook page.


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