Two women working on Mackinac Island arrested for filing false police reports

Zinhle Xaba (left) and Bongiwe Mjali (right) are accused of filing a false police report about an assault on Mackinac Island. (Photos Courtesy: Michigan State Police)

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- Two women working for the summer season on Mackinac Island are facing charges after police say they filed false police reports.

On June 6, troopers from the Michigan State Police on Mackinac Island received a report from two women stating they were sexually assaulted on Mackinac Island.

According to the report, the troopers worked with the Mackinac Island Police Department on the investigation using a number or resources including undercover officers, polygraph examiners, crime lab personnel, a canine team, forensic artist and federal authorities.

According to detectives it was determined the women had filed a false police report.

Wednesday, the Mackinac County Prosecutor charged Zinhle Xaba, 23 and Bongiwe Mjali, 23 both from South Africa, with filing a false police report.

The women were working on Mackinac Island under a J-1 Student Visa.

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