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Rachael Mattice Charged With Petit Larceny

Rachael Mattice, a Johnstown woman accused of falsely reporting her own abduction, a case that led to a costly two-week manhunt, has been charged with petit larceny for stealing prescription drugs. 

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s office says Mattice allegedly stole drugs from a county health organization where she worked.

In late June Mattice disappeared for two weeks. She claimed she was abducted and held. Police say she made the story up.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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