A report of robbery to the Fremont Police Department ended with charges of false reporting and theft by unlawful taking on Thursday morning.
According to Fremont Police, at approximately 9:45 a.m. a robbery was reported at a retail business in the 3000 block of East 24th Street.
An employee of the business alleged that while taking a deposit to the bank she was confronted in the parking lot by a lone male who forcibly took the bank bag containing the deposit and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.
After arriving at the scene, investigators’ located video surveillance that disputed the employee’s allegations that a robbery had occurred.
Authorities said that upon further investigation the bank bag was found hidden in the trash can behind the business.
As a result of the investigation Michele J. Pospisil, 42, of Fremont was arrested and charged with false reporting, tampering with evidence and theft by unlawful taking.
The investigation into the incident was conducted by the Fremont Police Department and the Fremont Police Detective Bureau.