Cops: Woman Made Up Robbery Because She Was Short on Rent

A New Jersey woman reported a robbery. Problem is, it didn't actually happen.

Police in Blackwood say a woman who reported a robbery fabricated the incident because she was short on rent.

Tonya Brown, 44, reported to police that two men approached her in a maroon-colored car asking for directions. The male passenger, she told police, pulled a handgun on her and took $700 in cash from her.

Cops searched the area but were unable to find the car, or anyone resembling the suspects. When she talked more to the police about the alleged robbery, cops noticed inconsistencies in her story. Police say they eventually determined the entire story was made up. It seems she couldn’t pay her rent this month and thought this would solve the problem.

Brown has been charged with Filing a False Police Report and is being held on $1,000 bail in Camden County.

[CBS Philadelphia]