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Guamanian man arrested for allegedly faking his own kidnapping

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 3:13 p.m. HST, Jun 11, 2012

HAGATNA, Guam — Police on Guam have arrested a man for pretending to be kidnapped so that his mother would pay ransom money.

According to court documents, Justin Roy Jacosalem Santos told his mother he was being held hostage by a man with a gun. The mother paid $1,730 in four payments.

An anonymous source told the FBI about the ransom demand. Court documents say Santos then admitted he fabricated the story and used the money for gambling. He was charged with theft by deception and terrorizing.

The Pacific Daily News ( ) reported Tuesday the 31-year-old is being held on $3,000 cash bail.

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