Teen Arrested for False Police Report

Claimed Robbers Held a Knife to Her Throat

Matthew Causey
January 23, 2020 - 4:41 pm
jessica lance

A Dollar General Employee in Greer was arrested Thursday for filing a false police report.

Just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night, 18-year-old Jessica Audra Lance called and reported that four black men put a knife to her throat and robbed the Dollar General she was working at.

Deputies arrived and began investigating, but discovered early Thursday afternoon that the story had been fabricated.

Deputies said in a press release that Lance had actually invited the men to the story so she could purchase beer for the, but they stole the beer and fled instead. Lance said she was afraid her job would retaliate, so she made up the robbery report.

She was taken to the Greenville County Detention Center and is awaiting a bond hearing. She is charged with Filing a False Police Report of a Felony Violation.

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