MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A St. Paul woman faces charges after police say she lied to 911, triggering an AMBER Alert.
Jessica Gallagher, 41, is charged with falsely reporting a crime and making a fictitious 911 call to prompt response.
Back in February, the woman told police someone stole her SUV outside a Minneapolis restaurant, with her 2-year-old girl still inside.
Prosecutors say Gallagher admitted that she lied, saying her vehicle was not stolen and her child was safe at home with a grandmother the entire time.
She told police she did it because she wanted an ex-boyfriend out of her life.
If found guilty, Gallagher faces up to 15 months behind bars and up to $4,000 in fines.
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