Woman charged with making false report about rape after her FitBit revealed inconsistencies in story


A 43-year-old Florida woman has been charged with making a false report about being raped to police after an analysis of her Fitbit data.

According to the criminal complaint, the device showed the woman "had been awake and walking around the entire night, not sleeping as she had claimed," ABC 7 News reported. Police also said there were no footprints in the snow outside the house or any other signs of an intruder.

Along with the false reporting charge, ABC 7 News noted that the woman was charged with making false alarms to public safety and tampering with evidence.

False rape claims are rare (2% to 8% of rape claims are later proven false, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center).