A Conyers woman who reported an alleged home-invasion armed robbery by a couple with "very heavy southern accents" later admitted she made up the whole thing and was arrested Wednesday night for false report of a crime.
"There is not, in fact, a country couple invading homes," said CPD spokesperson Investigator Kim Lucas.
Casey Diane Gordy, 26, of Conyers, had reported to Conyers police that a white couple wearing ski masks with a small silver or grey handgun had held her up at her home Wednesday morning in the Hunting Creek subdivision, near Flat Shoals Road and Ga. Hwy 138.
She told police the couple had demanded the jewelry she had been wearing at the mall and had taken that plus a television and some cash. Gordy had described the supposed suspects as having "very heavy southern accents and the female kept replying to the male, ‘What, baby?'"
Right after reporting the alleged incident, "She was very quick to want the report for insurance purposes," said Lucas.
Police had not heard reports of similar crimes occurring recently, pointed out Lucas. There was also reportedly a lack of supporting evidence for the incident.
When CPD detectives did a follow up interview with Gordy on Wednesday, eventually a different story emerged.
"Our detectives interviewed her and got her to admit she made the whole thing up," said Lucas.
A warrant was issued Wednesday. Gordy turned herself in and was booked into Rockdale County jail Wednesday night.
She is charged with false report of a crime.