Firefighter accused of making false report to police

6:27 AM, Jan 31, 2013   |    comments
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GORHAM, Maine (AP) - A firefighter who said she was attacked by two men who tried to abduct her is now facing charges because police say she made the whole thing up.

Rachael Welsh, 22, of Gorham has been charged with filing a false report.

Welsh, a firefighter in Westbrook, told police two men in a pickup truck assaulted her on Dec. 23. She was even taken to the hospital to be treated for a cut and bruising.

Police searched for the men based on her descriptions of them but became suspicious because of inconsistencies in her story. She was charged a few days after making her report. Police did not disclose a possible motive.

She has been placed on paid administrative leave.

She could not be reached for comment.






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