East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies on Friday arrested a woman accused of faking two burglaries and blaming her former roommate for the most recent crime.
Sheriff’s deputies went to Anastacia Goings’ South Harrell’s Ferry Road residence on Wednesday to investigate a reported burglary. Goings, 26, claimed a TV, a Roku video streaming device and a Leap Frog game were stolen, and that someone poured bleach on all of her mattresses, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.
Goings told deputies she believed her former roommate took the items, the report says.
On Friday, deputies talked to the roommate, who said she hadn’t been to the residence since May, the report says. The woman also said Goings had faked burglaries before, including in November 2015 when she falsely reported her vehicle had been broken into so she could collect insurance money — an incident deputies reported that they later confirmed to be true.
When deputies returned to Goings’ home, she admitted that neither the residential burglary nor the vehicle break-in ever really happened, the report says.
Goings, 16441 South Harrell’s Ferry Road, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on two counts of filing false public records. Her bail information was not immediately available in online jail records.