MODESTO (CBS13) — A man is behind bars after reportedly filing a false police report that he was robbed at his job on New Year’s Eve.

Modesto Police said Philip Silva was arrested on charges of embezzlement, grand theft and filing a false police report. On Dec. 31, Silva was working as a teller for the US Bank at 3501 Tully Road. Police said he filed a police report indicating he was robbed of a large amount of cash.

Through the police’s investigation, they said Silva’s story did not add up. Investigators then conducted a search warrant and located evidence supporting the charges filed against him.

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Silva was arraigned at the Stanislaus County Courthouse Monday.

Police are still actively investigating the incident and ask the public to come forward with any information regarding the case.


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