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LETHBRIDGE: A Conditional Discharge was given to Matthew Aaron Robillard Thursday afternoon, after he admitted to faking his own abduction earlier this year. It includes 14-months of probation, 100-hours of community service and will allow him to avoid getting a criminal record.

 

The morning of January 31st of this year, Robillard left his west side home for work in Picture Butte. He didn't show up for work and wouldn't respond to text messages from co-workers or his family. That prompted a massive search effort, involving police from both Lethbridge and Calgary. His car then turned up abandoned in Calgary with the keys in the ignition, the gas tank empty, the passenger front window smashed and Robillard's personal items (wallet, cell phone, drivers licence) still inside.

 

Around 2:13-am on February 2nd Robillard approached two males in Calgary and asked them to call 911. He was taken to hospital, where he told police he couldn't remember what happened. He even told police that his wife might be in danger.

 

Eventually he admitted to staging the entire thing, saying that he lost $2-million of his father-in-law's money, which he had been given to invest. He planned on saying that he had been kidnapped and forced to wire the money overseas, to cover up the bad investment.

 

To make the story more believable Robillard punched himself in the right eye, cut his left cheek and left leg, tied his wrists with rope to cause rope burn, and even used a clothing iron to burn his forearms.



Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 4/16/2014 3:32:58 PM
Source: Patrick Burles (@PatrickBurles on Twitter)-- Country 95 News
 
 
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