POLICE have charged a 28-year-old man after he allegedly lied about being carjacked earlier this month in an attempt to lodge a false insurance claim.
The man told police that at around 6.15pm on February 7 two men approached his while it was parked on Howe Street in Osborne Park.
He told police the men produced a knife and ordered him to drive the car.
He said the men made him drive around for the next two hours, before dropping him off on Marmion Avenue in Eglinton, while they took off with his car.
Police say they found the vehicle on Tuesday and it underwent forensic examinations.
Police allege the incident reported to WA Police Force did not occur and that following the incident the victim lodged an insurance claim, which is believed to be a false claim.
He has been charged with creating false belief and attempt to gain benefit by fraud.
He will appear in Joondalup Magistrates Court tomorrow.