Cops: Teen faked abduction for $130 from mom

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A SC teenager tried to extort money from his own mother by telling her that kidnappers would kill him unless she paid them money, according to authorities.

"SUMTER, S.C. (CBS Local) â€" A SC man is accused of blackmailing his mother after he led her to believe he would be killed if she didn't pay $130, according to authorities.

The teen reportedly tried to trick his mother on January 22 by telling her to put the money in a mailbox of his own choosing.

According to an arrest report, the chosen mailbox belonged to Franklin's father.

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Eventually, Franklin was questioned by police and admitted he falsified the kidnapping to extort $130 from his mother.

Franklin reportedly told his mother that if she didn't put the money in a mailbox of his choosing, that he would be murdered by kidnappers.

Deputies say Franklin later told authorities he made up the story to get money from his mother.

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