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South Dakota woman busted for FAKE rape report after cops caught her buying rope

A married South Dakota woman admitted she made up a rape report in Florida to get a free STD test after cheating on her husband – when police discovered she bought the rope she said she was tied up with from Walmart.

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Renee Dawn Skoglund, 30, will spend two years under community control – a form of house arrest, eight years on probation and will have to pay a fine of more than $17,000 – the cost of the investigation into her fake claim.

STD tests cost as little as $24 in Hillsborough County, Florida, where Skoglund reported on March 8 that she’d been the victim of sexual battery.

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According to 911 audio that was released, she claimed she pulled over to the side of a road with car trouble, a man tied up her hands and feet, put a towel on her head, shoved her in the car and raped her.

But cops became suspicious when she was too specific about the type of rope used to bind her – one which was sold at a local Walmart, where cops requested security footage and spotted Skoglund herself buying the cord.

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‘Following this discovery, detectives recovered video from multiple places Mrs. Skoglund visited in the time surrounding the attack, refuting her initial statements,’ the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

‘She attempted to change her statements before eventually admitting to fabricating the entire incident.’

In a bizarre twist, it was then revealed that then-married Skoglund fabricated her assault in an attempt to get a free STD test after she had a one night stand.

‘She had consensual sexual intercourse with an individual in Hillsborough County,’ prosecutor Jessica Couvertier said in court, FOX 13 reported.

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‘Then she felt guilty about it because of her marital status, and she wanted to get checked out for a sexually transmitted disease.’

Skoglund was arrested and charged in Sioux Falls on March 10 with misuse of a 911 system, false report of a crime and fabricating physical evidence.

She now owes a total of $17,245.26 to the local sheriff’s office for the money they spent on investigating her claim.

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