A MAN has been charged after making a false claim to police.
About 7.10pm on Saturday, September 7, officers attached to Central West Police District received reports a car had been stolen from the rear yard of a home in Peak Hill.
The man, aged 54, allegedly told police he last saw the white Ford Courier utility at the location around 9pm on Friday, September 6.
He nominated two people of interested as potentially having stolen the vehicle.
On Tuesday, September 10, police received information the missing vehicle was located parked and secured at Alectown with no obvious signs of it being stolen.
Police made further inquiries with the man and obtained significant reason to deem the initial report to be false.
The man was charged with false representation resulting in police investigation and issued a Future Court Attendance Notice to appear before Peak Hill Local Court on Friday, November 11.
"The NSW Police Force will investigate and prosecute any false reports made to police which divert operational resources from policing the community," Central West Police District Inspector Shane Jessep said.
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