A BARBER who reported to police that he was kidnapped and robbed has been fined for wasteful employment of the police by making a false report.

Trevon Lemessy, 25 of Moruga, was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. Should he fail to pay the money in a month, he will serve four months hard labour.

Lemessy appeared virtually before Princes Town magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine.

As it pertained to his actions, he told of needing money to pay a man who had since threatened him. The barber said he was unsuccessful in getting relatives to assist with the cash. He decided to send them messages of a being kidnapped in an attempt for a $20,000 ransom to be paid. These messages were however unanswered. Lemessy later made the false report to the police that he was kidnapped and robbed.

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