DELTONA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Investigators with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office say a married couple fabricated a story about a home invasion.
Doug Teixerra, 35, and Lindsay Pelton, 36, were arrested on Tuesday after the two claimed two men broke into their Deltona home on October 26 and shot them both. Deputies said Pelton also said the men took her safe full of jewelry.
"They put this elaborate scam together to sue the homeowner, but what they did residually was they put fear into a neighborhood," said Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood, "and then they cost us thousands of dollars in this investigation."
Texeira and Pelton were charged with providing false information to law enforcement.