Ohio A pregnant attorney who police said made up a story about being kidnapped was charged Friday with making false alarms.
Karyn McConnell Hancock, 35, a former city councilwoman, never was abducted last week outside a the city's juvenile court building, police said.
Hancock's husband has said she had a "meltdown" and that she was seeking treatment. The charge carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
A message seeking comment was left with Hancock's attorney, Jerry Phillips.
Hancock was reported missing Dec. 5 and was found three days later after she flagged down a motorist near Six Flags in Austell, Ga. Her car was found nearby.
She told authorities that a man with a gun abducted her in downtown Toledo and forced into the back of a van, police said. She recanted the story Monday after meeting with investigators for about eight hours.