Police Arrest La Porte City Woman on False Report Charges
BLACK HAWK COUNTY, Iowa - A La Porte City woman is facing charges for lying to police about someone breaking into her mother's home.
Athena Shilam, 46, told Black Hawk County Sheriff's investigators that someone took $5,000 worth of items from her mother's Gilbertville home on December 20. She also filed a claim with her home owners insurance.
An investigation determined that Shillam had filed a false report. Deputies arrested her Thursday.