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Woman charged for filing false report of hocked PS5

A Clark County woman is facing prison time for allegedly pawning a gaming system and later reporting it stolen.

Authorities are accusing a 41-year-old Hearn woman of filing a false report and theft of rented property, both Class D felonies that carry a prison sentence of up to six years and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the woman summoned deputies to her Killingsworth Road home on Dec. 12, 2022, to report that someone burglarized her residence and stole a PlayStation 5 along with “numerous other items.” A deputy responded, documenting the reported incident and taking photographs. The affidavit notes that the case was opened as an active investigation.

On Dec. 29 a Rent-A-Center representative went to the sheriff’s office to inquire about the investigation, pointing out that the woman had a rental agreement with the company for the gaming system. Investigators that same day received a notification from Leads Online. The affidavit goes on to indicate that she pawned the PS5 — which police verified as the one she reported stolen — at a Hot Springs pawn shop for $300, with a cash value of more than $1,000.

She was taken into police custody on Jan. 5 and later released on her own recognizance. Formal charges were filed this week in Clark County Circuit Court.

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