A Rochester area teen is now facing formal charges after police discovered that they had been duped into believing she was missing.

A missing persons report was cancelled shortly after it was issued this week after it was revealed that the report was allegedly the result of a hoax by the would-be victim.

Police in Greene, New York had issued an Amber Alert for Cassidy Geffert, a 16-year old who is said to have left a note with blood on it for her parents.

Police initially thought that she had been kidnapped.

Geffert is now facing fourth degree larceny in connection with a stolen handgun.

 

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