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The Glynn County Police Department released this press release today regarding the arrest of a woman who falsely claimed a crime was made.  On Sunday, June 10, 2018, at about 8:30 PM Officers responded to a reported armed robbery, kidnapping, and attempted sexual assault which was reported to have occurred on Saint Simon’s Island.

Meaghan Wheat, 30 St. Simon’s Island Photo credit Glynn County Police Dept.

According to the police, the complainant, Megan Wheat, reported that she was kidnapped at gunpoint by a white male after withdrawing money from an ATM, and forced to drive to a secluded location. She reported the male robbed her of over $450.00, and attempted to sexually assault her before she was able to fight him off.

Criminal Investigators have spent many hours conducting a thorough investigation into Mrs. Wheat’s reported crime. As a result of the investigation, Mrs. Wheat has been arrested and charged with False Report of a Crime and Making False Statements.

The investigation revealed that Mrs. Wheat owed a person money for illegal narcotics. On Sunday, June 10, Mrs. Wheat met with the person and paid $460.00 towards her narcotics bill. According to Mrs. Wheat, the person then punched her in the face because she was not paying the total amount she owed. She then concocted the kidnapping, robbery, and attempted sexual assault story in hopes that her narcotics supplier would be arrested. Mrs. Wheat went as far as to plant evidence to make her story more believable.

“Anytime a crime as heinous as this is reported, the police department investigates it thoroughly in order to bring those responsible to justice”, said Glynn County Police Chief John Powell. “I am relieved to know that this report was a hoax”, said Powell.

This investigation continues by Inv. Brad Butler, 912-554-7817.

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Carrie Magalski
Carrie Magalski is the Media and Public Relations Contact for All on Georgia- Glynn County. A speaker and the author of "Heaven's Angels" book, her inspiring articles, writings and radio interviews are featured in various multi-media venues. Her leadership roles encompasses higher education, broadcast communications, business, and corporate trainings through Coastal Pines Technical College. She is a seasoned professional with excellent relationship building skills and creates and enhances strategic growth through partnerships with community, corporate and governmental agencies through various multimedia modalities. She is the owner of Immersion Enterprises, LLC- which provides corporate trainings, PR and marketing, as well as ecotourism and experiential education services through Turtle Tides Amelia. Carrie serves on the Board of Directors of Back in His Arms Again, a ministry that helps families suffering from infant loss.


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