December 28, 2008
Meagan McCormic - Woman Arrested After Admitting She Made Up Story About Her Missing Baby. Baby Fabricated To Lure Back Ex-Boyfriend
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Miami, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Meagan McCormic, a 22-year-old Miami, Florida woman was arrested Friday after admitting to police that the 6-month-old child she reported as missing earlier this week never existed.
When Meagan McCormic reported to Miami police that her son Riley Buchness had disappeared Tuesday afternoon with a nanny named Camille, police launched a frantic 2-day investigation to find him. Investigators even devoted much of their day on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to locate the missing child.
But when McCormic's story began to fall apart, McCormic admitted to detectives that she had fabricated the entire story as a ruse to win back her ex-boyfriend, John Buchness.
According to police, McCormic admitted to making up the story after investigators pressed her on multiple incosistencies with her story. It was also revealed that McCormic had been pregnant, but had a miscarriage 6 months ago instead of a child.
The French nanny who McCormic claimed had dissappeared with her son, never existed. Even the photograph McCormic gave to police and the media was fake. It was downloaded from the Internet.
Although McCormic has now been charged with filing a false report of a crime to a law enforcement authority, authorities are now asking the state's attorney's office to force McCormic to pay for the emmense resources expended to locate the non-existent child.
Authorities say nearly 20 officers and/or detectives worked through their Christmas holiday - at significant cost to the department's resources.
"Those resources could have been used for someone in real need," said Miami Police spokesperson Willie Moreno.
John Buchness, who Meagan said was the father of her child, had made plans to fly down to Florida to finally see his son. Then suddenly, McCormic announced that a mysterious French nanny named Camille suddenly vanished with her baby. Buchness then joined McCormic in her tearful appeals to the public for help.
"I don't know if he's even dead or alive, if they were in a car accident....I don't know if they're even in Florida... I don't.... I don't know," sobbed McCormic during a press confrence last week.
Well, police now know where they are. And now they know where McCormic is. In Jail pending a $500 bond.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Well, we've untangled this dingbat's story. Girl loses boyfriend, then tries to force the boyfriend back into the picture by claiming he got her pregnant. As the months click by, she sticks with her story, trying to convince him that he has a son and should be with her.
When the ex boyfriend decides to come and see this baby, she makes up a story to explain why there's no baby in the picture suddenly.
Between her and Casey Anthony, you really, truly have to start wondering what the hell is going into the water down there in Florida. It just gets nuttier and nuttier by the day.
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