Woman sentenced after fake robbery complaint

Woman told police she’d been robbed at work by man; police discovered no such robbery happened

She told police she’d been robbed at work by a man who appeared to have a weapon.

After police investigated and found no such robbery had taken place, the woman who called in the complaint – an employee of the store – was arrested.

Court records show Corrina Ann Beal, born in 1977, pleaded guilty in Provincial Court in Vernon Monday to reporting an offence committed when it had not and theft under $5,000.

Judge Mayland McKimm gave Beal a conditional six-month sentence.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP investigated a reported robbery at a cash lending facility on 26th Street on Nov. 10, 2016. They were told a man entered the store, produced what appeared to be a handgun and stole an undisclosed amount of money, fleeing on foot.

The employee who made the report told police she was not physically hurt but shaken by the ordeal. She gave police a description of the alleged suspect.

Beal was arrested the next day.

McKimm ordered Beal to make restitution in the amount of $1,274.20 and also pay a victim surcharge.

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