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Police: Store manager faked robbery

Posted July 9, 2009 3:00 p.m. EDT

— Police have arrested the manager of a Big Lots store in connection with a robbery at the store last month.

Daniel Patrick Conklin told police that a man hid in the store until closing on June 5 and then held him at knife point while robbing the store. Police said they determined after an investigation that Conklin made up the story.

Conklin, 43, of Cameron, was charged with filing a false police report and larceny by employee.

Police didn't disclose the amount of money taken from the store.