Report: Columbia woman falsely accuses two for Mt. Pleasant armed robbery

Report: Columbia woman falsely accuses two for Mt. Pleasant armed robbery

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Investigators with the Mount Pleasant Police Department have arrested a 27-year-old Columbia woman accused of falsely implicating two people in an armed robbery.

Joanna Marie Mangano was arrested on Monday and charged with filing a false police report.

According to police, on the afternoon of March 19, Mangano reported that she was robbed at gunpoint by two people on Coleman Boulevard and Magrath Darby.

MPPD officials say Mangano gave a statement implicating two people, and picked them out of a photo lineup.

A police report states Mangano knew both people she falsely accused of robbing her.

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