The story about three-year-old Victoria Welcher, who was allegedly told to leave a Kentucky Fried Chicken because she was scaring other customers due to injuries she sustained after a dog attack, is apparently a hoax, a source close to the investigation told Laurel Leader-Call.

After the story went viral, the fast food chain donated $30,000 to help the toddler’s family with medical bills. The source said the restaurant decided to hire a third party investigator after details about the incident did not add up.

KFC released a statement Friday stating it will continue to take the investigation seriously, but it has not been able to verify the incident...

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