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Spring Hill Woman allegedly lied about fake cop story, issued citation

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Spring Hill, Florida - Officials with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office have arrested a woman who they said lied about being stopped by a fake law enforcement officer.

Earlier in the week, authorities reported a third case. They said Lindsay Walke reported Monday that she was stopped at Waterfall Drive and Bern Lane in Spring Hill.  

She advised that the suspect took her credentials (driver's license, insurance card, etc.) and had her follow him to a nearby medical plaza to perform field sobriety exercises. She also said that the suspect "searched" her vehicle and then let her go with a "warning."

See also: Men pretending to be cops, 3 cases in Hernando

After more than 30 hours of investigating, officials found the incident never happened. 

Officials said Thursday, Walke admitted to lying about the whole thing to account for where she was, after her husband was questioning her. Authorities said they will be seeking restitution for their time, which totals more than $800.

10 News knocked on Walke's door, but noone answered.

Kjelden Cundiff lives right next door to Walke.

"I guess I'm a little surprised," he said about the incident.

Cundiff can't understand why Walke would allegedly lie.

"I don't know what her motivation or anybody's motivation would be. Other than maybe fear of the truth coming out," he added.

Walke was issued a Misdemeanor Citation and charged with Filing a False Report to Law Enforcement. She will have to appear before a judge.

See also: Fake cop pulling over drivers in Spring Hill

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