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Fake kidnapping

Fake Kidnapping stands for the type of kidnapping that has been staged by the victim.[1][2]

Notable incidents

  • Somália aka Paulo Rogério Reis Silva (born 1984) - On January 7, 2011, Silva claimed he had been kidnapped at gunpoint before being robbed of money and jewelry.[3] It, however, appears from CCTV footage that he was simply late for training, and fabricated the story in order to circumvent the clubs 40% wage drop due to tardiness.[4][5] Silva was charged with filing a false police report, and on January 19, 2011, he agreed to a deal offered by prosecutors to donate R$22,000 (about US$ 13,000) to the victims of recent floods in the state of Rio de Janeiro, in order to avoid a possible prison sentence and criminal record.[6]
  • Dar Heatherington (born 1963) - Politician, who claimed to have been abducted in Montana.[7]
  • Joanna Grenside - an aerobics teacher from Harpenden, England, had staged her disappearance to avoid Christmas.[8]


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  7. ^ The Skeptical Inquirer, Volumes 29-30, Page 8, 2005.
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