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Charges filed after teen girls admit to kidnapping hoax

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Posted at 6:44 PM, Nov 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-26 20:44:32-05

BOUNTIFUL, Utah – Prosecutors confirm that charges have been filed after two teen girls admitted that their claims of being kidnapped were faked.

Bountiful police say the two girls, ages 16 and 17, originally told officers that they were abducted at around 2 a.m. on Sept. 9 and held in an SUV against their will for 19 hours before escaping.

But police say that they found surveillance video which clearly shows the girls in a convenience store during the time of the alleged abduction. After being confronted, authorities say the girls admitted their story was a hoax.

READ: Bountiful teens admit alleged kidnapping, escape was a hoax

On Wednesday, prosecutors confirmed to FOX 13 that charges have been filed.