San Tan Valley girl admits to making up kidnapping story

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. -- The teenage girl who was reported missing earlier this week has admitted that she made up the entire incident.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said they spoke with 15-year-old Samantha White on Thursday, at which time she revealed that she faked her kidnapping because she was in a fight with her boyfriend.

White was reported missing on Tuesday morning after her aunt found her backpack in front of her San Tan Valley home. There was also a note with the backpack that read "you will get her back when she gets what she deserves."

A massive search was launched, and on Tuesday afternoon White was found walking around a San Tan Valley neighborhood.

Authorities are still reviewing the case for possible criminal charges.