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UK Police Say Robbery Victim Fabricated Story

University of Kentucky Police have determined that a reported on-campus robbery did not happen.  The alleged victim fabricated the story.

The official release from UK:

Late last night, UK Police were called to Kirwan Tower for a reported robbery that had occurred approximately two hours earlier. The victim, a UK student, originally reported to law enforcement that he had been robbed of cash in the stairwell of his residence hall. In the interest of public safety, UK Police issued a UK Alert for the incident.

Upon further investigation by officers and additional interviews with the victim, it was determined that the robbery incident had been fabricated by the victim and the reported incident did not occur.

If convicted under Kentucky Law, falsely reporting an incident to law enforcement is punishable by up to a $500.00 fine and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months. Additionally, if a student, those falsely reporting an incident will be referred to the Dean of Student’s Office for violation of the Code of Student Conduct.