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Woman charged for reporting false armed robbery

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Linda Sue McIlwraith (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Linda Sue McIlwraith (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - A Conway woman has been charged after reporting to police she was robbed, but telling a false tale.

Conway Police arrested 46-year-old Linda McIlwraith of Conway and charged her with breach of trust and filing a false police report.

McIlwraith was initially listed as the victim in an armed robbery investigation. She told police a black male robbed her while stopped at the red light on Highway 501 and East Cox Ferry Road on May 6.

After further investigation, police discovered her story was fabricated and took her into custody. Her bond has not yet been set.

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