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Woman's claim to be teen lands her in jail
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A Florida woman is in the Rockdale County jail after allegedly fabricating an elaborate lie that first landed her in foster care before authorities discovered she was actually an adult with a prior criminal record.

Local law enforcement officials first made contact with Caneedra McCant on June 2 while responding to a disturbance call of a customer using profanity in front of children at Salon De Belleza on Iris Drive. Upon making contact with the salon owner, authorities learned the female had allegedly used profanity after she suspected the owners had been talking about her in Spanish.

According to the arrest report, McCant told officers she was 16-years-old and had come to Atlanta from the Bahamas with her mother in February and the two had lived at the Hyatt before the mother had taken her passport and abandoned her. She then reportedly rode to Conyers with an acquaintance, got a room at The Conyers Motor Inn and met her father at Outback, where she said he gave her $460 for living expenses. According to the incident report, McCant said she was overcharged for her room and her father had returned to his home in Miami. She also allegedly said she had asked the owners of Salon De Belleza for a job, and the salon owners told authorities they had given her money over a two-day period.

Due to McCant allegedly providing identification claiming she was 17-years-old and had been abandoned by her mother, authorities called the Department of Family and Children Services and McCant was placed in foster care for two days before McCant's true identity and age were discovered, according to CPD investigators. At that time authorities placed McCant, who is actually 21, under arrest for making false statements, false swearing, perjury and giving a false name and date of birth to law enforcement. McCant was also wanted for a probation violation out of Clayton County and has previously been arrested in Spalding County, according to authorities.