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Kidnap Hoax-er Salas to be Arraigned in Merced Today

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Nancy Salas, the 22-year-old Glendale woman who faked her own kidnapping, is scheduled to be arraigned today in Merced County Superior Court, according to LA Now.

Salas faces a misdemeanor count for filing a false police report. Less than 24 hours after the UCLA dropout had led her family and friends to believe she had disappeared during her morning neighborhood jog, Salas entered a Merced carpeting store and claimed she'd been the victim of a kidnapping. She contacted the authorities, who eventually facilitated her reunion with her family.

Soon after, Salas revealed she'd concocted the scheme to avoid telling her family she had not been attending UCLA and was not about to receive her degree.