A Los Angeles woman who triggered an Amber Alert after falsely reporting an acquaintance had carjacked her vehicle with her 16-year-old stepson inside was sentenced Thursday to 60 days in county jail.
The sentence came after Charline Gatson, 26, pleaded no contest to one count of filing a false police report, according to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
She was ordered to serve 36 months of probation and pay a $220 fine, the city attorney’s office said.
“Making a false criminal report is a serious offense with real consequences,” City Attorney Mike Feuer said in a statement. “It squanders precious law enforcement resources that should be devoted to solving actual...