When authorities interviewed Miller again, he started showing signs of deception and deputies managed to get the truth out of him, authorities said.
Police said Miller led them to the deposit bag containing more than $1,300 that he had hidden under cinder blocks at a chimney house.
"You know, hoax calls like this take away resources from real emergencies," said Andrew Gant of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.
Miller bonded out of jail after facing a judge over the weekend.
Papa John’s officials said Miller was fired.
Miller is charged with felony grand theft and two counts of making a false police report.
If convicted, he could face up to seven years in prison.