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Ripley County kidnapping report is false

RIPLEY COUNTY, IN (FOX19) - Police say a report of a December kidnapping in Ripley County turned out to be false.

On the afternoon of December 26, a woman reported to Indiana State Police that a black man entered her vehicle at the intersection of US 50 and State Route 129. She told police that the man threatened her with a gun and forced her to drive to Cincinnati and stole $200 from her before she was released unharmed.

A couple of days after the investigation, Trooper Joe Prather received information from the Ripley County Probation Department that the claim of the kidnapping may have been false. After further investigation, police were able to determine that the claim was made up.

On Saturday, 53-year-old Tammy Gross of Versailles was arrested and charged with false reporting.

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