Man reports money he lost gambling as stolen

Man reports money he lost gambling as stolen (Image 1)

A man was arrested Thursday in Nashville for reporting money he lost gambling as stolen.

According to an affidavit, Claude Timberlake, 53, was at the BP gas station located at 1704 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. when a man jumped into his passenger seat, held him at gunpoint and forced him to drive to Clarksville.

Once they arrived in Clarksville, Timberlake told officers the robber took off with $450 in cash that was sitting on the console.

When police told Timberlake that they would have to process his vehicle and review surveillance video from the gas station, he became worried and had a visibly nervous reaction, the affidavit stated.

Police said Timberlake then changed his version of events and confessed he had actually lost the $450 gambling.

Timberlake allegedly had been given the money by his church and filed the false report to cover up the debt.

Timberlake was charged with filing a false report and booked into the Metro jail on $10,000 bond.

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