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Alabama woman arrested after reporting fake burglary to the man she suspected was cheating: police

Amber Lewis faces charges of making a false report to law enforcement, second-degree possession of marijuana and chemical pollution of a child.
(Millbrook Police Department)

An Alabama woman reported a burglary to go back to her husband, who she suspected of cheating, but the ruse failed after she was arrested for making a false report, police said.

Amber Lewis, 33, suspected her husband was with another woman in their Millbrook, Ala., home when she called the police to report a burglary around 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Responding officers Lewis and another unknown woman in the house, The Montgomery Advertiser reported. Both women said they did not know who was in the house.

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The officers found what appeared to be marijuana, cocaine and other drugs in the entire house – including their 5-year-old’s bedroom – but no burglar in the house, police said. The officers also found that the reported “burglar” was Lewis’ man.

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Lewis was arrested and charged with making a false report to law enforcement and second-degree possession of marijuana and chemical pollution of a child, the report said. She was held at the Elmore County Jail on $12,500 bond.

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Millbrook police chief HP Johnson told The Advertiser that Lewis’ man faces drug charges and the unknown woman was charged with lying to the police.

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