fake hate crimes: a database of hate crime hoaxes in the usa

The purpose of this site is to compile a comprehensive database of the false reports of "hate crimes" committed (mostly) in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the original book on this subject. The books Hate Crime Hoax and Hate Crimes: Criminal Law & Identity Politics are recommended, as are the websites Watching the Watchdogs and Fake Hate Map.

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148. Swastika scrawling thieves staged insurance scam, police allege / 1993-12-30
156. Woman faked crime to collect insurance, police say / Jerome and Jamie B Roedel, a Jewish couple, found their home trashed and burglarized. The April 1993 incident included anti-Semitic graffiti in the form of swastikas painted on the walls. "Within two w / 1994-01-02
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Cooper City FL

A Jewish couple, Jerome and Jamie B Roedel, found their home burglarized and swastikas painted on the walls. Jamie Roedel collected the insurance and left her husband. In December 1993 she was charged with insurance fraud and theft.