You probably got an alert on your smartphone earlier this afternoon telling you that there was an Amber Alert and that police were looking for a black, 4-door sedan near Rochester.

According to WIVB and Chief Phelan:

The Amber Alert notice said Geffert left a note at her home on Talnuck Drive for her parents around 10 a.m. Monday indicating she was in danger.  He says a .38 caliber handgun may have been taken from the home but that was unclear. He also said that this never was a ‘confirmed abduction’ the way it was reported on the Amber Alert. NY State Police in Albany put out the actual alert, but it’s unclear what caused the erroneous information.

Someone who got the Amber Alert on their phone noticed a car that matched the description with a girl inside. She was alone in the car and unharmed and called police.

Did she fake the whole thing? Sure seems so.

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle now reports Geffert has been arrested and police say it is “directly related to her involvement in today’s incident at her home.” She has been charged with grand larceny, according to the newspaper.

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