Reported carjacking turns out to be hoax

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Pendleton - A man who claimed he was carjacked and forced at gunpoint to withdraw funds from several ATMs around the Pendleton area has been charged with false informing and obstruction of justice after police discovered the alleged crime was a hoax.

“After a thorough investigation by Pendleton Officer/Detective Stan Brown, the victim of a recent car-jacking and robbery report has been arrested for false informing and obstruction of justice,” PPD Chief Marc Farrer said. “Officer Brown did a great job with this investigation, and the charges have been forwarded to the prosecutor for his review.”

Pendleton police responded to a report of a carjacking at 10:58 p.m. June 12, when Michael Jaskula reported via 911 that he had been robbed at gunpoint.


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