Woman Makes False Reports About Being Robbed at Gunpoint

Woman Makes False Reports About Being Robbed at Gunpoint

By: Alexa Williams

NewsWest 9

ODESSA - You may remember just last week NewsWest 9 brought you stories about police responding to Maurice's in Odessa after a woman claimed she was robbed at gunpoint. Then, the very next day, at the East Walmart in Odessa, the same woman claimed she was robbed at gunpoint again. It turns out those claims were false.

29-year-old Jessica Beth Miller was who police said is responsible for making those false accusations. Miller was at Maurice's on August 28 when she first called police.

"She reported that two Hispanic females and a Hispanic male had robbed her at gunpoint and left in a black truck," Steve LeSueur, with the Odessa Police Department, said.

On August 29, Miller dialed 911 for the second time and coincidentally she claimed she was robbed at gunpoint again.

"The following day the same victim, which we thought was ironic, reported another armed robbery this time the Wal-Mart east at 42nd and JBS Parkway" LeSueur said.

After investigating the two similar incidents, police were able to determine what actually happened.

"Based on all the evidence and all the witness accounts and surveillance video, they were able to conclude that all the accusations that Ms. Miller had made were all false," LeSueur said.

But she came clean. Around 9 a.m. Thursday morning, Miller went to Odessa Police and confessed to reporting the fake crimes.

"A warrant was obtained for her arrest and she was transported to the law enforcement center this (Wednesday) morning," LeSueur said.

Jessica Miller is facing two counts of false reports to a police officer and Odessa Police have reason to believe that she may have made these false accusations for financial gain.