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Two charged for filing false reports in Savannah


Detectives with the Savannah-Chatham Metro Islands Precinct have charged two Savannah residents for falsely reporting their vehicles stolen after they were involved in traffic accidents. 

Jaimye Campbell, 31, was charged with filing a false police report, and Russell Sample, 50, was charged with false report of a crime and false statements and writing after the incidents. 

Campbell was charged after her Jeep Cherokee was involved in an accident at Wheaton and Cedar Streets on March 16. She reported to police that she had walked to the intersection after hearing her Jeep was involved in the wreck. 

Campbell then told police her car had been stolen from a car wash on Skidaway Road and that she had called police to report it, but the report came in a few minutes after the crash occurred. It was later determined that Campbell was in the Jeep with a male friend who was driving at the time of the wreck. 

Sample had reported on April 6 that his light blue 1999 Chevrolet 15-passenger van had been stolen from a parking lot at Skidaway Road and E. Victory Drive where he had left it overnight. 

The van had been found at a house on Johnny Mercer Boulevard where it had struck a garage and left locked with the keys taken.

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