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Bail set at $100,000 for woman accused of false claim in Lake County

Bail set at $100,000 for woman accused of false claim in Lake County

Bail was set at $100,000 Thursday morning for a Vernon Hills woman who is accused of falsely claiming to have spotted two possible suspects in the killing of a Fox Lake police officer Wednesday night. Kristin Kiefer, 30, was charged with filing a fake police report, a felony, according to the Lake County authorities. Kiefer's alleged claim prompted law enforcement personnel to launch a massive search through Lake County cornfields Wednesday night before the woman admitted lying, according to authorities. The search by about 85 officers and three helicopters near Volo was then called off. "This redirected the entire focus of this investigation for about five hours," Lake...

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