Police now say a woman who reported that she was kidnapped at knife-point by two men who ordered her to drive them to Lake Stevens has admitted she concocted the story.

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Monroe police say a woman who reported that she was kidnapped at knife-point by two men who ordered her to drive them to Lake Stevens has admitted she concocted the story.

The 41-year-old Monroe woman told police she was confronted by two men with a knife when she got out of her car in the 100 block of Dickinson Street around noon Monday, according to Monroe police.

She claimed the men ordered her to drive them to Lake Stevens, telling her she would not be harmed as long as she drove “normal and carefully.” She claimed the men then directed her to drop them off in the parking lot of a Lake Stevens Target store, where they left her vehicle and fled.

The woman also told police the two men stole money and credit cards from her purse, police said.

“After an exhaustive search by detectives for evidence of the crime and further questioning, the victim admitted that she was not kidnapped,” police said in a statement released on Wednesday.

Police did not indicate whether the woman disclosed a motive for her subterfuge or whether criminal charges could be sought, but did say detectives are still investigating the incident.