Jeremy Vos, 20, now faces a federal bank robbery charge. Wichita police said Vos phoned in the report on Tuesday before handing an Intrust Bank teller a note saying he was armed and demanding cash.
Vos was allegedly given an undisclosed amount of cash and fled. Detectives received information about his location and arrested him, a police statement said.
Vos had been on probation since September 2017 for lying about other purported emergencies, The Wichita Eagle reported.
He allegedly phoned 911 several times in 2016 and 2017 to report building and house fires, traffic crashes with people pinned in vehicles, an armed robbery and other events that never happened.
He is being held in the Sedgwick County Jail, according to jail logs.