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Benton, IL man accused of filing false police report

BENTON, IL (KFVS) -

Police in Benton, Illinois arrested a man on Oct. 30 for allegedly filing a false police report.

John J. Wallace was arrested for disorderly conduct after police say he filed a false police report with the police department for residential burglary.

Wallace, a Benton resident, reported the burglary on Oct. 19. Police say he told them that cash and other items were stolen from the home.

According to police, an investigation into the matter revealed that Wallace staged the burglary scene at his home and that he had moved the reported stolen items to another location to make the report.

Wallace is currently in the Franklin County Jail.

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