Naperville police: Woman lied about being robbed of wedding rings

A pregnant woman says she was robbed in a busy Naperville parking lot, and what the thieves stole from her is irreplaceable. (WLS)

A pregnant woman who told a terrifying story about being robbed of her wedding ring at gunpoint in a Naperville parking lot has been charged with making it all up.

Will County Judge Carla Policandriotes on Friday signed a warrant for the arrest of Tara R. Arenz, 33, of Plainfield, according to Naperville police.

The warrant, which carries a $250,000 bond, charges her with two felony counts of disorderly conduct.

Arenz filed a false police report about being robbed of her wallet and wedding rings in a parking lot near Route 59 and 95th Street on September 12, police said.

Police would not comment on a motive for why Arenz allegedly fabricated the story.

"The filing of a false police report is something we take very seriously," Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall said. "This erroneous claim consumed a lot of department resources and caused a great deal of concern among members of our community, who feared for their safety as a result of the report. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated."

As of Friday afternoon, Arenz wasn't in custody, police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2017.)

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