California Man Charged in Kidnapping Police Called a Hoax

Federal prosecutors charged a man with kidnapping a woman for ransom earlier this year that Northern California police called a hoax. The allegations against 38-year-old Matthew Muller, of Orangevale, California are contained in an affidavit that the FBI said was unsealed Monday. The case began when the woman's boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, reported that kidnappers broke into the couple's Vallejo home on March 23, abducted her and demanded an $8,500 ransom.