A Gainesville man is accused of falsely reporting a robbery earlier this month on Cleveland Highway in Gainesville, police said.
Robert Wakefield Chambers, 19, was charged Wednesday with false statements and false report of a crime. He was booked in to the Hall County Jail and later released on bond.
Gainesville Police said Chambers previously told officers that two black males “stole undisclosed items from the victim’s vehicle and person” on Cleveland Highway near the Biscuit Shoppe.
Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said police now believe the story was fabricated.
An attempt to reach Chambers for comment was unsuccessful.