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Man accused of faking his own kidnapping

Calvin Lewis
Posted at 3:57 PM, Apr 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-10 15:57:00-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL)--A south Georgia man is out of jail on bond after police say he faked his own kidnapping.

Thomasville Police say 43-year old Calvin Lee Lewis called a friend on April 1 and told her he was being held hostage at a hotel in Tallahassee.

He reportedly told her his kidnapper wanted $10,000 and if the kidnapper didn't get the money by a certain time then he would ultimately be killed.

Lewis is charged with making a false report and making false statements.