CHICAGO (CBS) — Earlier in the week a woman reported that her wallet and wedding rings were stolen in a Jewel-Osco parking lot in Naperville.
The woman filed a police report and took to Facebook, asking people to be on the look out for her stolen wedding rings. But the story was fabricated.
Naperville Police charged the a Plainfield woman on Friday with falsifying a police report. The department learned that the woman’s story of being robbed Tuesday of her wallet and wedding rings in a parking lot near Route 59 and 95th Street was made up.
Tara R. Arenz, 33, of Plainfield was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of Disorderly Conduct, a class 4 felony.
“The filing of false police report is something we take very seriously,” said Police Chief Robert Marshall. “This erroneous claim consumed a lot of department resources and caused a great deal of concern among members of our community, who feared for their safety as a result of the report. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated.”
Will County Judge Carla Policandriotes set bond at $250,000.