Woman charged with lying about West Side kidnapping

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Veronica Fuentes | Chicago Police photo

A woman charged with lying to police about being attacked and kidnapped on the West Side has been released on electronic monitoring.

Veronica Fuentes, 39, was charged with one felony count of filing a false report, according to police.

Fuentes initially told police that about 8:45 a.m. last Saturday, a male walked up and hit her in the back of the head as she was waiting for a bus in the 2000 block of South Pulaski, police said.

She went on to tell investigators that she was then dragged into a nearby abandoned building and held against her will by three males until she was able to escape on Tuesday, police said.

As the investigation progressed, “Fuentes openly admitted to fabricating the story,” police said.

Fuentes, of the 8200 block of South Commercial, appeared in bond court Friday, where a judge released her on electronic monitoring, according to police and the Cook County sheriff’s office. She is next due in court April 23.

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