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Wrong swipe: Reported Tinder date robbery a hoax, Horry County police say

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Horry County Solicitor Jimmy Richardson walks though the legal process from the time someone is arrested until the time they are sentenced.

A woman who said she was robbed at knifepoint on a date arranged through a social-media app now faces charges for fabricating the event, Horry police say.

On Wednesday, Horry police announced they dropped charges against Kevin James Doyle, 38, and Colin Stuart Turnnidge, 24, for an incident reported in late March.

Instead, Jessica Boyizigies is now charged with filing a false police report.

Initially, she told investigators she was robbed during a date with a person at Magoo’s Sports & Spirits in the Myrtle Beach area. The two men were arrested following a brief standoff at an apartment complex.

The investigation — which included a text from one of the men’s phones and surveillance video from Magoo’s — showed Boyizigies was not truthful.

Police say Boyizigies met with the men to buy drugs. She provided money, and when they didn’t give the drugs, she lied about being robbed.

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Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.


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