Wilbanks Pays Portion for Search

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks has agreed to pay more than $13,000 to the city of Duluth to help pay the costs of the search for her.

Mayor Shirley Lasseter said Tuesday that a written agreement has been made for the payment.

The city was expecting a $13,250 check from Wilbanks Tuesday.

The city will have to write off another $30,000 or so spent on the search.

Lasseter said the city would have liked to get the entire amount, but is ready to, "get this behind us."

Wilbanks disappeared April 26, four days before her planned wedding.

A grand jury indicted her last week on a felony charge of making a false statement and a misdemeanor count of making a false police report.

She told New Mexico police she had been kidnapped when she disappeared. She quickly recanted the story and told officers she left town for unspecified personal reasons.

Wilbanks has entered into psychiatric treatment since returning to Georgia.


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