Another ECU Student Charged With Reporting Fake Robbery

Another East Carolina University student has been charged with making a false report that he had been robbed.

Johnie Morrison told ECU police last month that he was the victim of a strong-arm robbery by two men outside Aycock Hall early in the morning.

University police say after an extensive investigation that included interviews and a review of surveillance camera around the dorm they found that no robbery had occurred.

Morrison was arrested Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of filing a false police report. He was released after posting a $500 bond.

“Our primary concern is the safety of the ECU community - students, faculty, staff and visitors,” ECU Police Chief Scott Shelton said. “We take every reported crime seriously, but at the same time, we must be vigilant for false reports that just cause unnecessary concern and worry on the campus.”

Last month Nickolas Frederick was charged after police say he made up being robbed outside the Mendenhall Student Center on February 24th by four men. And last November another student was charged with the same crime after ECU police say she falsely reported being raped in a classroom building.

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