Police: Woman lied about robbery so insurance would pay for ambulance ride

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A woman told police she was pushed to the ground and robbed outside a Boynton Beach gas station, but police said she lied to them so that her insurance company would pay for her ambulance ride. Veronica Armitage was arrested Wednesday on a charge of false report of a non-existent crime.MUGSHOTS: Who Got Arrested In South Florida?Boynton Beach police said Armitage claimed she walked out of a Chevron gas station Tuesday when a man pushed her to the ground and stole $80 from her. She was taken to Bethesda Memorial Hospital for treatment.According to the arrest report, a detective called Armitage's telephone number the next day and spoke to her father, who knew nothing about a robbery and said his daughter had fallen down.Armitage later admitted that she "totally made up the robbery" and had been drinking beer when she accidentally fell, the report stated. She knew her insurance wouldn't cover the ambulance bill for an accidental fall, the report added, so she claimed she was robbed instead.More From WPBF: Email alerts | Mobile | SocialView, Share Breaking News Photos On WPBF.com's u local: Related