Woman Accused Of Faking Beach Disappearance In Custody

A woman who police say faked her disappearance to avoid going to court is behind bars.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Jail says Amy Arrington turned herself in to Charlotte police Wednesday night.

North Myrtle Beach police say Arrington, who lives in Gaston County, faked her disappearance to avoid going to court on identity theft charges in Charlotte.

City spokesman Pat Dowling says investigators determined that the 42-year-old woman did not drown in the ocean Saturday.

Dowling says investigators think the woman and her husband conspired for her to disappear to avoid a court appearance on Monday on charges of forgery and identity theft. A judge issued a warrant for her arrest.

Dowling says 45-year-old Paul David Arrington of Lowell, North Carolina, is being charged with filing a false police report about his wife's disappearance.


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North Myrtle Beach police say a missing North Carolina woman faked her disappearance to avoid going to court on criminal charges.

City spokesman Pat Dowling says investigators have determined that 42-year-old Amy Arrington did not drown in the ocean Saturday.

Dowling says investigators think the woman and her husband conspired for her to disappear to avoid a court appearance in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday on charges of forgery and identity theft. A judge has issued a warrant for her arrest.

Dowling says 45-year-old Paul David Arrington of Lowell, North Carolina, is being charged with filing a false police report about his wife's disappearance.

Investigators have not said where they think Amy Arrington is.

Paul Arrington told a lifeguard Saturday his wife had gone in the water and was missing.

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