Woman charged with making up VCU abduction story

UPDATE: Police have charged Cassandra Albrecht, 23, with knowingly giving a false report to police. She is due in court later this month to face the misdemeanor, according to VCU Police Department spokesman Michael Kelly.

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The woman who claimed a man tried to abduct her on the VCU campus Sunday made up the story, according to campus police.
VCU sent an alert about the reported abduction attempt Sunday evening.

The woman told police a man tried to abduct her in an alley along the 300 block of Hancock Street at about 6:20 p.m.

The victim described the fake incident in her report, saying the suspect approached her asking if everything was okay. The victim then said the suspect grabbed her arm and tried to pull her into a dark colored SUV.

Another alert was sent today, stating that after extensive investigation, including interviews and review of electronic data and security cameras in the vicinity, VCU Police have identified the report as “unfounded,” which means that the investigation concluded that the complaint was fabricated.



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