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Feds: NJ man reports fake kidnapping to embassy

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a northern New Jersey man created a fake female identity and falsely reported the girl's kidnapping to U.S. embassies overseas.

Andriy Mykhaylivskyy of Rutherford, who is also known as Andriy Haddad, was due to appear in federal court Tuesday afternoon. He's charged with making false statements to a U.S. official.

He allegedly created an Internet identity for Kate Brianna Fulton, and started an online relationship with a high school student.

Last month, he allegedly called the U.S. embassies in Moldova and Bulgaria, reporting that Fulton had been kidnapped. He pointed authorities to Twitter and Facebook messages.

Embassy agents scoured the streets of Burgas, Bulgaria, looking for the fictitious girl. Authorities discovered photos of Fulton were actually of a New Jersey high school student who was unharmed.

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