Suspect accused of making false report to police

Published: Feb. 6, 2019 at 5:08 AM CST
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A woman makes a false claim to police and investigators soon discover she is concealing more than one secret.

Twenty-four-year-old Ernie Trejo contacted officers under the guise that he was female insisting he had been robbed at a local pawn shop located at the 300 block of Clark Boulevard.

According to reports, Trejo said several men, jumped her as she attempted to pawn a woman's purse and iPod.

As officers investigated, they discovered through the store's security cameras that Trejo pawned the items and there was no evidence that she was robbed.

Police say he confessed to lying about the story and was eventually arrested and charged with falsifying a report.