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SHELTON - Police say a Seymour father paid someone to file a false robbery report in the hope that a man dating his daughter would go to jail.
Philip Prokop, 47, of Seymour, was charged with conspiracy to commit to giving a false statement in the second degree.
According to Shelton Detective Richard Bango on July 31, Thomas Owen, 20, “stated that he was robbed at knife point by the man and gave a sworn written statement and picked the man out of a line up.”
Bango said “Shelton detectives investigated the claim and during the investigation it was revealed that Philip Prokop, of Seymour, and his mother, paid Owen to file the complaint.
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Shelton police: Fake robbery was dad’s plan to jail daughter’s date