Authorities in SC are charging the ficticious victim with Unlawful Use of a Telephone, and Giving False Information to Law Enforcement-
MANNING, S.C. — An 18-year-old woman is facing charges after telling her mother she was abducted, leading to an Amber Alert.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said that Tajah Monique Hilliard, of Manning, S.C., sent her mother a text message saying two men had abducted her and were taking her to Georgia. Investigators determined that Hilliard actually drove her own car to Columbia to spend the day with friends.
If convicted, both offences are a misdemeanor punishable up to thirty (30) days in jail and/or fines