yeah thats bad. i live here now a while and this LB would never ever confirm that she stole your camera (because she losing her face).... but if u not with her then she will confirm it. that meens if the police or the tourist police show off she would say it to them but never to u. but if something like this happn sure u can contact the police!
is always good if u know some guys from the police but if u dont it also doesnt matter because the police will try to help u. its true that the police can charge u or put u in prison if u telling them stuff get stolen for getting the money back home from a injurance company. BUT the thing is u know who stole it so its an other situation and that u get to prison in this situation is just impossible.
the worst thing can happn is the police tell you ok she confirm that she stole your camera and she get charged for rubbery but u anyway wont get yout camera back or the money. if its gone then its gone cause they have places where they bring their stolen stuff like pawn shops and they just gone and they wont get it back