Eden woman arrested for faking her own kidnapping

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Kristina McGhee, 39

EDEN, N.C. — An Eden woman who told deputies her boyfriend kidnapped her and drove her to Virginia was arrested on Monday and charged with faking her own kidnapping.

Rockingham County 911 received a call around 1:50 p.m. Monday from Kristina McGhee, 39, who claimed she had been kidnapped and her boyfriend was holding her against her will at a home on Janet Road in Stoneville.

Deputies responded to the home and learned McGhee had moved from the vacant home several months ago.

After deputies left, an investigator made contact with McGhee over the phone. She claimed her boyfriend had her in his vehicle and they were traveling to Virginia.

Based on information provided by McGhee, deputies responded to N.C. 87 near the Virginia border. Officers located the boyfriend’s vehicle and initiated a traffic stop, however McGhee was not with him.

McGhee’s boyfriend told detectives he had been in Virginia for the past few hours and provided proof to investigators through time- and date-stamped receipts. He also showed investigators a text sent from McGhee telling him to stay in Virginia.

McGhee’s boyfriend told deputies he had no knowledge of her recent phone call to law enforcement and the allegations she made against him. He¬†told investigators she was staying at the Eden Inn at 213 South Van Buren Road.

A detective responded to the Inn, where McGhee admitted she made up the story.

McGhee was charged with resisting, obstructing or delaying a police officer. She was placed in the Rockingham County Jail under a $10,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 10.