Dunwoody Police reported the arrest Monday of a 50-year-old woman near the Shops of Dunwoody for suspicion of panhandling and using a story that didn't pan out.
A concerned resident tipped police that the woman was soliciting money from people going in-and-out of the shops in Dunwoody Village on Chamblee Dunwoody Road.
Her pitch: that her 27-year-old child had been killed in a car accident recently and she needed money and help because of her tragic loss.
The gig was soon up, say police. Officers called her son - supposedly deceased - who said he was doing alright.
This isn't the first run-in Dunwoody Police have had with the woman, police say. She was warned a few years ago by Dunwoody PD for begging and soliciting, they said.