Florida Woman Lies About Being Kidnapped To Avoid Going To Work

August 22, 2015  |  

– blogged by @avah_taylor A #Florida woman is accused of lying about being kidnapped so she wouldn’t have to go back to work, reports PEOPLE. Police said, #BeverlyFBrooks, 43, made up the story to get out of her night shift as a nursing assistant. A concerned co-worker reportedly called Brooks to see if she needed a ride when she didn't return from her break. Brooks allegedly told the co-worker that she was being held against will by her boyfriend. The #PanamaCity Police Department said authorities had spent several hours on Monday morning looking for Brooks, who was found hanging out with her boyfriend, #JamesVincentHillFennellJr, 35, on Avenue A in Port St. Joe, Florida. Brooks and Fennell were later arrested and charged with false report of a commission of a crime. A #BayCountyJail employee told PEOPLE that Brooks was out on a pre-trial conditional release bond. Her boyfriend has a prior felony conviction and is still in jail. His bond is set at $20,000.

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We’ve all been guilty at some point of telling a little white lie to get out work.  However, one Florida woman’s fake excuse took the cake and even landed her in jail.

Panama City Police reported that 43-year-old Beverly F. Brooks made up a story of being kidnapped to get out of working her night shift as a hospital nursing assistant.

According to PEOPLE, a concerned co-worker called Brooks to check on her and offer her a ride back to work when she never returned from her break. “Brooks told her she was being held against her will by her boyfriend,” said a press release by the Panama City Police Department. The boyfriend could be heard in the background telling her not to get out of the car, police said.

Yesterday (Aug. 21), Brooks was out on a pre-trial conditional release bond, an employee with the Bay County Jail told PEOPLE. Brooks’ boyfriend, Fennell, remains in jail with one previous felony charge against him and a bond set at $20,000, according to the employee.

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