WESTMINSTER, Colo. - Aurora attorney Becky Lynn Keil has been charged with false reporting and attempting to influence a public servant following her claims that she had been kidnapped twice.
In May, Westminster police asked for help from the public and the media in finding a "missing and endangered woman" who hadn't been seen in 24 hours.
Police had said Keil, 50, was last seen leaving her son's home and had missed several appointments throughout the day. Keil was found later than night, unharmed, but reporting she had been abducted.
This case was particularly concerning to police because they said Keil was the victim of a kidnapping in March. A 7NEWS source confirms that Keil said intruders went into her house on March 24 and attacked her. They then put her in the trunk of a car and a friend found her.
Keil is an attorney practicing in Aurora with a firm that engages in bankruptcy and criminal law as well as debt collection activities. Police said that is one of the angles that they had been investigating.
Keil did not respond to requests for comment, but her husband, John, said he still believes her story "100 percent."
Another friend, who did not wish to be identified, said that she believes a former client is targeting Keil and police aren't listening.
Sources tell 7NEWS Keil was pointing the finger at Chris Wells, a man serving a life sentence for the 2011 murder-for-hire of his estranged wife, Amara Wells and brother-in-law Robert Rafferty. Keil was handling Wells' daughter's estate issues, and her family members said she had not been doing her job.
However, they said police found no connection to the kidnappings, and released this statement:
“The family is greatly disappointed that Becky Keil, whom we considered a person of trust, would take advantage of us during a highly emotional and vulnerable period in our lives. Without knowing the full details, we hope that she gets the help necessary for whatever drove her to these actions.”
Keil is scheduled to be in court for her first appearance in September.