The suspect, Jane A. Macauley, turned herself in to Delaware State Police Tuesday on charges of falsely reporting the incident to make a fraudulent insurance claim.
UPDATE, Tuesday, July 3
The Middletown woman wanted on charges of filing a false carjacking report in April has turned herself in.
This morning, Jane A. Macauley, 30, of Middletown turned herself in at Delaware State Police Troop 2.
Macauley was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and falsely reporting an incident, police said.
She was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $2,000 unsecured bail while awaiting another court appearance.
ORIGINAL REPORT, Monday, July 2
Delaware State Police detectives have obtained arrest warrants for Jane A. Macauley, 30, of Middletown, for falsely reporting a carjacking incident in April, and are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.
The incident happened at about 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, on Route 71 (Red Lion Road), near Old Summit Road, Bear.
Macauley told the investigating trooper that her Chevrolet Impala was rear ended by another vehicle. She said she pulled over and got out of her car to assess the damage, and then an occupant of the striking vehicle got into her vehicle and drove off.
Through a variety of investigative measures, detectives were able to determine that Macauley falsely reported the incident to make a fraudulent insurance claim, police said.
Warrants are currently on file charging Macauley with one count each of insurance fraud and falsely reporting an incident.
Macauley is described as a black female, 5-feet-8-inches tall, weighing 155 pounds. No photograph is available at this time.
Police are asking anyone with information on where Macauley is to call Detective McDerby at Troop 2 at (302) 365-8436 or call 911.
Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com