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November 28, 2018

South Jersey man charged with allegedly making up an $8,000 robbery

Police believe the Wonye McFarland's story was entirely made up

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Evesham Township Summer Lane Screenshot/Google Street View

The 300 block of Summer Lane in Evesham Township.

Evesham Township Police charged a man Wednesday with allegedly filing a false report about an armed robbery this past July.

Wonye McFarland of Marlton, Camden County, is charged with two counts of false reporting to police, and implicating another in a first- or second-degree crime.

McFarland allegedly called police one early morning in mid-July, and said he had been robbed by two males armed with a knife.

He allegedly told police $3,000 in cash and a $5,000 Rolex watch were taken from him, but investigations since July turned up inconsistent accounts of the robbery, police said, and eventually Evesham detectives determined the incident never even occurred.

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McFarland turned himself into Evesham Police on Tuesday and is currently lodged at the Burlington County Jail.

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