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Woman arrested after she reported being held at gunpoint

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Rebecca Beckett (Source: Clark County, IN Jail) Rebecca Beckett (Source: Clark County, IN Jail)

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) – A woman called police after saying she was held at gunpoint and forced to withdraw money from an ATM all while she was with her young daughter. But after Indiana State Police investigated there was no suspect. In fact, she was arrested because police believe she made it all up.

In January, Rebecca Beckett, 22, called troopers to her home and said she and her two-year-old daughter, and Christopher Hall, her boyfriend, were at a Clarksville gas station when a man held a gun to her back and forced her get back into the car. Beckett told a detective that the man had her drive to a Sellersburg bank and take out $100 from the ATM using her mother's card. She said the gunman even pointed the gun at her child.

State police reviewed surveillance video and quickly realized the crime did not happen. According to the ISP report, Beckett eventually admitted to police she made the story up because she wanted attention and she didn't want to disappoint her parents for taking money out of their account.

Sgt. Jerry Goodin, public affairs officer for the ISP Sellersburg post, said such reports are frustrating because it is a misuse of manpower.

"If you're a victim, by all means you need to come to us immediately. We're going to exhaust every resource that we have by trying to help you as the victim," said Goodin. "In like this case here, exhausting of our resources is how we found out ultimately that things just didn't happen like they were reported."

Beckett was arrested for bank fraud and for false informing. There is an active warrant for Hall's arrest. He also faces the same charges.

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