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A Texas teenager has admitted that her claims she was kidnapped and gang-raped by “three black males” were a hoax, according to police. Breana Harmon Talbott was reported missing earlier this month by her fiancé, who said that he had found her car with its door open and personal effects such as her phone nearby. The 18-year-old later reemerged in the city of Denison the same day, interrupting a service at a local church by walking in with visible scratches and only a shirt, bra and underwear. Talbott told police that she was abducted, taken to a wooded area near the church and gang-raped by men wearing ski masks that she described as “three black males.” Medical examiners “were unable to corroborate that Talbott had been sexually assaulted,” police said. Denison Police said in a statement released Wednesday, two weeks after the alleged incident, that detectives soon developed doubts about her account and that the teen admitted to the hoax on Tuesday night. She also allegedly admitted to staging the church entrance and causing the cuts to her body herself. Talbott now faces a misdemeanor charge of making a false report to a police officer, though officers say that the false allegations had already caused damage. It is not clear why she made up the story or if her fiancée was involved in the hoax. Rumors are swirling on social media that motive may have been a GoFundMe scam, along with a cover up for cheating on her fiancee.