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(UC Santa Cruz)

Woman Charged In UCSC Rape Hoax Allegedly Solicited Attacker On Craigslist

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.

03/29/2013

police generic, siren, light, crime scene

Gunman Report A Hoax In Sunnyvale School Lockdown

A lockdown of three Sunnyvale schools Friday was lifted after a report a gunman nearby turned out to be a hoax, police said.

01/25/2013

Police said a man attempted to kidnap a young girl from her mother on Dayo Court on January 15, 2013. (CBS)

San Jose Mom Admits To Making Up Kidnapping Attempt Story

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.

01/17/2013

Deer Valley High School

Report Of Antioch School Bathroom Sex Assault A Hoax

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.

04/03/2012

Laurie Ann Martinez

NorCal Prison Psychologist Pleads No Contest To Staging Sex Assault

A psychologist formerly employed at New Folsom Prison pleaded no contest Wednesday to conspiracy for reporting a staged sexual assault at her Sacramento home.

01/26/2012

Christina Almanza (BCN)

Suisun City Police Say Abduction Hoax Investigation Cost $30,000

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.

12/16/2011

Christina Almanza (BCN)

Suisun City Girl Admits Abduction Was A Hoax

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.

12/13/2011

American Airlines

Pakistani Couple Sues Airline, SF Police Over Removal At SFO

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.

CBS San Francisco–07/08/2011

A doctor places a syringe in a bottle of Botox. (Don Murray/Getty Images)

SF Botox Mom Admits Hoax, Reportedly Did It For Money

A mother claiming to be from San Francisco who said that she injected her 8-year-old daughter with Botox is now reportedly saying that she made up the story for money.

CBS San Francisco–05/19/2011

(Adam Jan/AFP/Getty Images)

Fremont School For The Deaf Evacuated After Report Of Shooter

The California School for the Deaf in Fremont was evacuated late Thursday morning after a caller reported a shooter on campus, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

CBS San Francisco–01/20/2011

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