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.
Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can follow him on Twitter.
Thu, Apr 5, 2012 : 4:11 a.m.
she didn't steal from anyone-she was getting money out of her own account. Her motive was the guy threatened a few of her friends if she went to the cops, so she didn't go honestly at first. and she's pretty well aware that there are cameras. also-for any of your ann arbor dot com staff reading this? Try asking her for a comment before you post this next time, because it's a bit one sided, and you don't know nearly all the facts.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 3:03 p.m.
It sounded far fetched at the time and several commenters said as much but their posts were deleted.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 1:29 p.m.
I distinctly remember calling this one when it happened and I had to re-post my comment VERY delicately...I hate to say it. Told you so!
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : noon
I'm curious as to what motivates a person to (allegedly) falsely report a crime such as this. Is it for sympathy? Did she owe someone money and need an excuse not to pay (i.e. I was robbed!).
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 5:27 a.m.
Unfounded? This is so un-real, she needs to be charged!
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 4:19 a.m.
Hmmmmm......It would have been nice to have a little more information here.......
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 2:16 a.m.
Why is this person listed by name, but the article on the arrest of the two perps in the graffiti were not named? One was 17, so maybe he/she was protected by age, but why not name the 18 year old? Explain please.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 2:32 p.m.
Because she was arraigned and the kids in the graffiti case had not yet been. That was mentioned in the article yesterday.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 1:10 a.m.
She should consider making her Facebook private
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 10:34 a.m.
Lol sad world we live in, looking up people who make the news on Facebook.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 12:42 a.m.
Oh the things we do for attention.
Mon, Apr 2, 2012 : 11:26 p.m.
Don't take this the wrong way - I know journalism is hard. But couldn't you have asked just a FEW questions. Like what was her motive? Did she steal money from the ATM? etc etc.
Mon, Apr 2, 2012 : 11:47 p.m.
She's probably remaining silent. She has some court dates coming up, and wants to stay innocent until she needs to plead guilty.
Mon, Apr 2, 2012 : 11:21 p.m.
She's 22 years old, too young to know there're cameras in ATMs.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 4:57 a.m.
Sarcasm detector broken grimmk?
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 12:52 a.m.
Are you sure about that? It's common knowledge these days that cameras are everywhere. I'd say she's too old NOT to know.