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Woman, 19, fake kidnapping, sent ransom notes to extort father

Abbygail Farley, 19, is accused of faking her abduction, and writing ransom notes to her father.

(Corbin Police)

A 19-year-old Kentucky woman, who police said wanted to make some quick money faked her abduction, even writing her own ransom notes to her family.

Abbygail Farley, of Corbin, was reported missing by her father, Mark, after he received several text messages saying that she was kidnapped, and that her alleged captors wanted $400 for her release or she would be killed, according to court records.

“[He] said he was receiving messages from her phone that she had been kidnapped for money because they owed some money,” the Lt. Reluctant Wilson told WYMT-TV.

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Court documents show that he also received text messages from a different number.

Farley’s father, who was a drop-off location to leave the money, contacted the police, who then reached out to the FBI to help.

Corbin police said Farley was actually pretending to be her abductor and was using a sms application for the sending of the random notes. When her father deposited $400, police pinged her phone and discovered her in an apartment.

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“After a fall off, we went and searched all the homes and after a few we found her,” Wilson said.

The 19-year-old admitted to the police that they are all on and only wanted her father to pay, WYMT-TV reported.

Farley was charged with falsely reporting an incident, theft by extortion and disorderly conduct.

Wilson said Farley gave several reasons why he wanted the money and think that a potential drug problem is “the reason behind all of this.”

Lucia I. Suarez Sang a Reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang

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