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Woman makes up story about being raped by four men to hide affair from husband

By Mason White 5:04 PM February 7, 2016
Taffy Timbrelee Wheeler 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on a charge of filing a false police report of a felony after allegedly making up a story about being raped in order to hide an affair from her husband, police in South Carolina said.

Myrtle Beach police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Taffy Timbrelee Wheeler, after being accused of making up a story about being raped by four man at the beach.

Wheeler was charged with one count of filing a false police report of a felony. She was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, and her bail was set at $1,000.

If convicted, Wheeler faces up to five years in prison and up to a $1,000 fine. According to the police investigation, Wheeler arranged to have sex with a coworker with whom she spent the night.

When she came home early in the morning, she told her husband that she was raped by four man during an early morning walk on the beach.

She called the police and reported the rape. Detectives became suspicious of her story during follow-up interviews. The information provided by the victim changed with each officer who spoke with her, police said.

Wheeler showed police where the rape occurred, but there were no signs of an assault occurring there. The sand was not disturbed and the impressions on the ground were foot prints.

Police also observed that the victim had no signs of physical injury. The victim said her face was forced into the sand, but there was no sand in her hair or ears when she was treated at a hospital.