Police say woman will be charged in false robbery report over wrecked car
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
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Police say an Anniston woman lied to officers when she reported that her car had been stolen at gunpoint in the parking lot of a local gas station Feb. 3.

According to investigators, the 41-year-old Oak Lane resident filed a false report after her 15-year-old son wrecked her car, valued at $4,000, in Talladega County.

Anniston police Capt. Allen George said investigators learned of the deception through a juvenile probation officer who was informed of the incident from a member of the victim’s family.

The woman originally told police that she and her son had been waiting for a friend of her son’s in the parking lot of a gas station on the 800 block of West 15th Street. As they were waiting, an armed man approached them and told them to get out of the car. Police discovered the vehicle, wrecked beyond repair, in Talladega County later that day.

The captain said when investigators interviewed the woman again, she stuck to the story that she and her son had been robbed. After investigators told her about the witness, she confessed to filing a false report.

George said Tuesday that the woman will be charged with false reporting to law enforcement, a misdemeanor, according to a police report.

Staff writer Madasyn Czebiniak: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @MCzebiniak_Star.

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