Nazir Ahmed (30), Forfar Road, also told one of his shop assistants to back up the lie, resulting in the arrest and detention of the lover, Dundee Sheriff Court heard.
Several hours later he called the police and they interviewed him the next day, after he had pressed his female employee into providing corroboration of his made-up story.
The police then went to the woman’s home and arrested her. She was kept in custody for 21 hours before appearing in court. She pleaded not guilty and was released on bail.