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Woman Arrested for Filing False Home Invasion Report

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Lauren L. Wingate Lauren L. Wingate

LONG NECK, Del. (WBOC/AP)- Delaware State Police said a woman who reported a handgun was stolen during a home invasion has been charged with making a false report.
Twenty-five-year-old Lauren L. Wingate of Long Neck was charged Thursday with providing a false statement to a law enforcement officer.
Troopers said Wingate reported on Tuesday afternoon that two men broke into her home, hit her in the face and stole a handgun before fleeing.
Detectives said they interviewed Wingate again and said she admitted to letting two men into her home and giving them her father's pain medication as payment for a drug debt. Authorities said Wingate removed the handgun from the home and placed it in a bush next to the dwelling to make it look as if there had been a home invasion.

Following her arrested on the aforementioned charge, Wingate was ordered held in default of $2,000 secured bond.

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