A woman who told police last week that her purse was taken from her and the robbers tried to kidnap her infant son in Pleasanton admitted Tuesday that she fabricated the story, a police sergeant said.
A 15-year-old girl falsely reported a kidnapping on Tuesday in an effort to get back at her boyfriend, according to Newark police.
Prosecutors say a 20-year-old Isla Vista woman who falsely reported that she was raped on the University of California, Santa Cruz campus solicited her attacker on Craigslist in exchange for sex.
A lockdown of three Sunnyvale schools Friday was lifted after a report a gunman nearby turned out to be a hoax, police said.
The San Jose Police Department said a mother, who claimed that a man had attempted to kidnap her three-year-old daughter on Tuesday, made the story up.
Antioch police said Tuesday they have determined that a Deer Valley High School student who claimed she was sexually assaulted in a school bathroom last week fabricated the story.
A psychologist formerly employed at New Folsom Prison pleaded no contest Wednesday to conspiracy for reporting a staged sexual assault at her Sacramento home.
Law enforcement agencies spent $30,255 investigating a reported abduction last week of a 17-year-old girl that turned out to be a hoax, police said Friday.
A 17-year-old girl who was believed to have been abducted from her Suisun City home last week admitted to fabricating the kidnapping to get sympathy from her family, according to Suisun City police.
A Pakistani couple has sued American Airlines after they were escorted off a plane in handcuffs based on a telephone hijacking threat that turned out to be a hoax.