After receiving about $5,000 in medical care, a woman admitted to using a false name to report a false traffic accident on Sunday, according to State College police.
Carmelina Favro, 46, entered Mount Nittany Medical Center claiming to have been hit by a black sedan in downtown State College, which caused pain to her entire body, according to police.
She provided police and hospital staff with a false name before undergoing multiple tests that cost about $5,000, according to hospital staff.
Favro — who did not have identification on her — provided police with a phone number, which was then traced to find her identity.
Favro admitted to making a false accident report and using a false name after she was discharged from the hospital.
She is charged with a felony count of theft of services, a misdemeanor count for false reports to law enforcement and a misdemeanor count for false identification to law enforcement.
Favro was arraigned before District Judge Thomas Jordan, who set monetary bail at $5,000. She did not post bail and is being held at the Centre County Correctional Facility.
Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 14.