Woman charged with false report of a felony for supposed robbery at ATM
A 22-year-old Ypsilanti woman faces a felony charge of filing a false report of a larceny after claiming she was robbed at an ATM on South University Avenue in Ann Arbor earlier this year.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said Krystle Stasik told police she was taking money out of an ATM at about 1 a.m. Feb. 21 in the 1100 block of South University Avenue when a man approached her and robbed her of cash.
Stasik told police she heard footsteps before being shoved into the ATM, Bush said. Stasik said the man put his arm around her neck and held a cold metal object against her throat, Bush said.
Detectives Michael Dortch and Chris Fitzpatrick investigated the case and found Stasik’s story didn’t add up, Bush said. She was arrested on Thursday and charged with filing a false report of a felony.
Stasik was arraigned on the charges and released on a $15,000 personal recognizance bond. Stasik is due back in court for a preliminary exam at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety issued a crime alert for the supposed robbery on Feb. 21, but spokeswoman Diane Brown said the alert was canceled on Feb. 28 because it was reported to be unfounded.