Woman made up story about kidnapping, robbery, Fresno Police say

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A woman who claimed that two men kidnapped and robbed her, made up the story Fresno Police say.

Investigators say that when questioned, the woman confessed to fabricating the story.

Earlier in the day, the Fresno Police Department told Action News that the woman told law enforcement officers that two men jumped into her car, showed a gun, and demanded that she drive. She also claimed that later she went unconscious and when she awoke she was tied up in her car in a rural area of Fresno County, near Caruthers.

The woman showed up at a nearby house to ask for help. Action News spoke to the person who lives at that house who said that the situation felt strange.

Action News was also told that the woman claimed that a significant amount of cash was taken from her. She said the money was to be used to make payments for her family's trucking company. It is unclear what role that money may have planned in this case.

The Fresno Police Department says that it will continue to investigate the case. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer plans to hold a news conference on Monday to discuss the case.
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