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Spanish woman fakes kidnapping to get cash to record music album

Published on Aug 23, 2014 11:06 AM

MADRID (AFP) - A young Spanish woman faked her own kidnapping in the Dominican Republic to try to get ransom money from her father to record a music album, police said Friday.

The 22-year-old flew to Santo Domingo without telling her family on August 14 to meet a man she had started chatting with online a few months earlier, police said in a statement.

The next day the woman's father received a telephone call at his home in Anoia in the north-eastern region of Catalonia informing him that his daughter had been kidnapped.

"The man could hear his daughter crying and the voice of a man with a South American accent warning him that the young woman's life was in danger," the statement said.

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