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Mom who reported own abduction is charged

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  • NEW: Mom charged after reporting she and daughter abducted by two men
  • Bonnie Sweeten told police Tuesday that two black men put her, daughter in car trunk
  • Police believe Sweeten and daughter took a flight to central Florida
  • FBI Special Agent J.J. Klaver said there were "inconsistencies" in the story
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(CNN) -- A Pennsylvania woman who called 911 to report that she and her daughter had been abducted was charged with making a false report and identity theft after police found the pair at a Disney resort in Florida, authorities said Wednesday.

Bonnie Sweeten, 38, told authorities Tuesday afternoon that she and 9-year-old Julia Rakoczy were kidnapped after two men in a Cadillac rear-ended her sport-utility vehicle in Upper Southampton, north of Philadelphia. They were being held in the trunk of the Cadillac, she claimed.

Sweeten was arrested late Wednesday at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando, Florida, said Michelle Henry, district attorney for Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Sweeten awaits extradition proceedings.

Asked what tipped off investigators, Henry said, "It was a combination of different facts that just didn't add up."

Sweeten's daughter is in state custody until her biological father picks her up, Henry said.

Authorities said Sweeten withdrew about $12,000 over a week in preparing for the trip and obtained a driver's license from a co-worker to buy airline tickets to Florida. The mother and daughter traveled under false names, and the trip was paid for in cash, Henry said.

Though possible motives were under investigation, Henry said, "We believe there were some domestic problems."

Sweeten has two other children who did not go on the trip, police said.

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