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February 15, 2013 - Arrest Made in Arson After False Report of Sexual Assault Uncovered
 
Coral Springs Police arrested a female in connection with an arson that occurred at 9750 NW 33rd St. #107,on June 11, 2012.
 
Last June 2012, Coral Springs Police officers responded to a structure fire. During the search of the building an unconscious female was found inside one of the suites. The female was transported to Broward Health Coral Springs for smoke inhalation. 
 
During the investigation into the arson the female gave a statement that she was attacked and sexually assaulted by a subject who came into the office looking for prescription drugs. After the sexual assault the female stated she was left unconscious in the burning building. 
 
After a lengthy investigation by Coral Springs Police Department Special Victim’s Unit detectives, and Arson detectives, it was determined that the alleged victim changed her story multiple times and there were no injuries or evidence to support any of the claims that she made. After reviewing cell phone records, speaking with various witnesses, and reviewing all of the evidence, detectives determined the alleged victim was the person responsible for setting the office on fire.  
 
The female, identified as Teresa Bennett, 40yoa, of Coral Springs, was arrested and charged with arson and also possession of a controlled substance. 
 
Bennett was booked at Coral Springs Police Department, and later transferred to Broward County Jail on $10,000.00 Bond.
 
Anyone with information reference this case is asked to contact Detective M. Savasta of the Coral Springs Police Department at (954)346-1773.
 
 
 
 
Posted:2/15/2013
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