PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Maryland woman has been fined $164 for falsely reporting a robbery of a Pittsburgh hotel room belonging to a Cincinnati Reds player.
After learning Claudia Manrique, 27, of Silver Spring, Md., completed 50 hours of community service, a judge reduced her misdemeanor false report charge Thursday to summary disorderly conduct, and she pleaded guilty.READ MORE: Frederick Co. Furniture Sellers Charged With Violating Consumer Protection Act, Frosh Says
Police say Manrique was in town with Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman when she claimed a man posing as a maintenance worker robbed the player’s room at the Omni William Penn Hotel on May 29. Chapman was playing against the Pittsburgh Pirates at the time.READ MORE: Preakness Tradition Alibi Breakfast Returns After 2-Year Hiatus
Police say she falsely claimed the man demanded a bag containing $200,000 worth of Chapman’s jewelry. Police say he did take $6,000 worth of other items belonging to Chapman and Manrique.MORE NEWS: 'Shame On You': Pittman Blasts 'Misleading' Text Sent To Anne Arundel County Families About School Masks
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