Gibson Co. woman sentenced in kidnapping hoax

Gibson Co. woman sentenced in kidnapping hoax

GIBSON CO., Ind. (WFIE) - The Gibson County woman accused in her own kidnapping hoax has pleaded guilty to false informing and sentenced Wednesday to nearly a year of probation.

Court records show Hannah Potts must also complete 120 hours of community service.

Authorities say Potts claimed the experience last July was for a writing project.

Joshua Thomas and Maria Hopper were accused of hiding Potts and lying to authorities.

They both pleaded guilty to false informing and were also sentenced to probation.

Hannah Potts, Joshua Thomas, Maria Hopper
Hannah Potts, Joshua Thomas, Maria Hopper (Source: Gibson County Jail)

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