Key Largo - This morning, sheriff’s detectives arrested the motel clerk who reported being robbed over the weekend. He falsely reported the crime, stealing the money from the cash drawer at the motel himself and then lying to deputies about it.
25 year old Michael Konermann called Sheriff’s dispatchers at 3:25 a.m. Sunday to report he’d just been robbed by a black male with a handgun. Konermann works the overnight shift as a clerk at the Key West Inn on Ocean Drive in Key Largo.
According to reports by Detective Robert Dosh, Konermann’s story just didn’t add up. As he interviewed the clerk, and walked him through the crime and how it took place, he began to notice details that didn’t fit the story Konermann was telling. As he continued to question the clerk, Konermann finally admitted he made the story up; he showed the detective where he’d hidden the money – in a box in the manager’s office.
A warrant was obtained for Konermann’s arrest and this morning, he was arrested. He was charged with grand theft, misuse of the 911 emergency system and making a false report to law enforcement. He was booked into jail.