A certified nursing assistant in Panama City faked her own kidnapping rather than go back to work, Panama City Police said in a news release.

On Monday officers with the Panama City Police Department responded to a report of a local woman being kidnapped. The woman left the nursing establishment on a break with her boyfriend and failed to return. 

A concerned co-worker called the woman to see if she needed a ride back to work and she claimed her boyfriend was holding her against her will and preventing her from returning, officials wrote. The boyfriend could be heard in the background, telling the female she was not getting out of the car.

Two detectives and numerous officers from five different law enforcement agencies worked for several hours on the case. The woman, Beverly F Brooks, 43, and her boyfriend, James Vincent Hill Fennell Jr, 35, were both located on Avenue A in Port St Joe, Florida.

“Brooks was found to be in no distress and admitted that she simply did not want to go back to work and made up the reported incident,” officials wrote.

Brooks and Fennell were later charged with false report of commission of a crime and booked into the Bay County Jail. 

Anyone with information on this or any other crimes is asked to contact the Panama City Police Department at 850-872-3112 or on the web at www.panamacitypolice.com. You can also report your tips to CrimeStoppers at 850-785-TIPS.