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Metro Police Reacts to False Reports

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It's a waste of time and resources, but false police reports are a significant issue for Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police.

The most recent example is a 30-year-old woman charged Thursday for lying to Central Precinct officers about an armed robbery on her Sunday morning.

Rebekah Emma Mayner confessed that she lied when she told detectives that two gunmen robbed her of $30 and took a car that belonged to her boyfriend.  

So far this year, at least 28 people have been charged with filing false reports, said Metro Police. Complaints range from suspects who reported robberies after accidentally shooting themselves, those who report vehicles stolen after they have been involved in accidents and even a woman who confessed to falsely accusing her former husband of a sexual assault.

"No police department can afford to waste such resources. And these investigations prevent officers from their assigned duties that enhance the safety of our community. This won't be tolerated and we will charge everyone who files fraudulent reports accordingly," said Police Chief Julie Tolbert.

 

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