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.
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