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Ludington restaurant says its suffered after employee lied about coronavirus

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Posted at 4:45 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 16:45:06-04

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — A restaurant lost thousands of dollars in sales after it says an employee said he had COVID-19, but he simply wanted a day off and lied.

David Hritco is manager of Timbers Seafood and Steakhouse in Ludington. Hritco said it's “heartbreaking.”

The restaurant closed Friday and Saturday.

The timing was terrible for the restaurant, which is trying to recover during the peak summer season after months of being closed.

Hritco said the busboy confessed to the lie Saturday night.

The manager said it's now a matter for Ludington police.