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Florida woman arrested after giving herself black eye then claiming she was kidnapped, robbed

By Mason White 10:48 AM August 19, 2013
Ashley Bernice Ortiz Del Valle 

By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) A husband called police after his wife told him she had been kidnaped and robbed.

The husband believed his wife as she had bruises on her face to prove it. But police did not believe her.

Ashley Bernice Ortiz Del Valle, 28, of Fort Meyers, Florida, has been jailed after she gave herself a black eye before falsely claiming she had been kidnapped and robbed.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation began after Del Valle gave police a detailed account of how she
had been kidnapped and assaulted before she managed to escape.

Del Valle told detectives she had stopped at a stop sign while driving to a nearby bank when a man and a woman got into her car through the unlocked passenger side door and put a gun to her head.

Del Valle said the two suspects forced her to swallow two pills, beat her repeatedly in the face and stole her cash and jewelry. She told police that at some point during the assault, she managed to grab her pepper spray and sprayed the suspects before fleeing the scene.

After telling her husband about the incident, Del Valle went to a local hospital where she was treated for her injuries. Her husband also called police to report the incident.

During the investigation, however, detectives found several inconsistencies. Forensic evidence taken from the vehicle was not consistent with her story. Detectives also found that the jewelry, which Del Valle claimed had been stolen, was still inside her vehicle.

Her bank deposit slip showed that she had already been at the bank at the time of the alleged assault.
When she was confronted with the evidence that were contrary to her claims, Del Valle finally admitted to making the whole story up.

She also admitted to staging the crime scene and giving herself a black eye in order to make her story more believable. She also stated that she did not expect her husband to report the incident to police.
Del Valle was arrested and booked into the Lee County Jail. She was charged with making a false report. Her bond was set at $1000.