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Posted: May 17, 2011

'Personal Problems' Prompt Kidnapping Tale

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

By Veronica Waters

Atlanta, GA None —

A Ball Ground woman who frantically reported her own kidnapping Monday afternoon made up the whole thing. 

Lisa Bode, 44, called 911 around 2:00, telling the dispatcher that a white man in a gold car had shoved her into his trunk after her vehicle broke down on I-575 near the Cherokee-Pickens county line.  Deputies swarmed the area, looking for the gold car Bode said was heading south on the interstate, but could not find it--and no tipsters reported seeing anything unusual. 

This morning, Cherokee County officials confirmed that Bode was booked into their jail shortly before midnight, charged with falsely reporting a crime and making false statements.  She was located last night in Fannin County, and after detectives interviewed Bode, they charged her with the crimes.

"It appears Bode was dealing with numerous personal problems which lead to her fabricating the abduction story," said Lt. Jay Baker in a statement. 

WSB's Richard Sangster reported that deputies located Bode's SUV, driver's license and credit cards but had had no luck tracking her cell phone Monday. 

She is currently in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center with an $11,880.00 bond. 

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