Crime

Bradenton police say woman admits to lying about fake CPS worker

BRADENTON -- A woman could be charged with lying to police when she told them that someone impersonating a child protective services worker had gone to her home, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

The 24-year-old woman told police that the imposter on Monday had gone to her residence in the 2600 block of Seventh Avenue West and tried to check on the welfare of a child. The man, according to the woman, claimed he was with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office's child protective services unit.

The woman has admitted "that she fabricated the entire incident due to some ongoing civil issues," police said in a statement.

A charge against the woman of filing a false report to law enforcement is pending.

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