- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) - Suburban Chicago police say three people face felony disorderly conduct charges for allegedly faking a kidnapping in hopes of getting money to pay gambling debts.

WLS-TV reports (https://abc7.ws/1QNixcH ) 25-year-old Joseph Vicario and his 21-year-old girlfriend Amanda Woods allegedly called Vicario’s mother, Rose, on Friday and said they were being held by assailants.

Bridgeview police say Woods later called Rose Vicario to say they were being held by individuals who demanded $3,000 and then $4,000. She told officers it sounded like her son was being beaten during the calls.

Woods, Joseph Vicario and 26-year-old Shane Ablan were arrested after being found unharmed in a car. They were being held Saturday without bond at the Cook County Jail.

It wasn’t immediately clear if they had attorneys who could speak on their behalf.


Information from: WLS-TV.

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