San Antonio woman kidnaps herself to get out of work, police say

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by Jenny Suniga / KENS 5

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Posted on October 18, 2012 at 7:58 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 19 at 6:30 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- A 48-year-old woman is facing aggravated perjury charges after police say she made up a story that she was kidnapped.

Sheila Eubank was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Bexar County Jail on $10,000 bond.

According to her arrest warrant, a San Antonio police officer found Eubank bound with rope and asleep in her car on October 10.

She told the officer that a man had kidnapped at knifepoint as she drove up to an ATM machine, police said.

Eubank claimed she was held against her will for more than 12 hours as the man forced her to drive around the city for drug deals.

Investigators said Eubank's story had inconsistencies as they also found surveillance video from a gas station that shows Eubank, all by herself, buying a lottery ticket.

They said the time of the video is about the same time she was supposedly being held captive.

According to the arrest affidavit, Eubank confessed to making up the elaborate story to get out of work and because she wanted some attention.

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