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UPDATE: Man who reported he was robbed of $20,000 arrested for filing false police report

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Frederick Baker (Source: MBPD) Frederick Baker (Source: MBPD)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) –  The man who reported he was robbed at gun point of $20,000 has been arrested for filing a false police report, according to Joey Crosby with the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Frederick Baker has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report of a felony.

Baker reported he was robbed at gunpoint on Friday, but after opening an investigation, evidence revealed he never traveled to the location the alleged the robbery occurred.

The $20,000 was from deposits from Popeyes Chicken in Conway, where Baker worked.

Popeyes filed a Breach of Trust report with the Conway Police Department reporting money from deposits had gone missing over the last few months.

Yesterday, Baker had a meeting with the Manager/Owner of the Conway Popeyes to discuss the missing money. It was during that meeting that Baker admitted he made up the story of being robbed.

At this time, there is no additional information, stick with WMBF News as we work to learn more.

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