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Morris County man filed fake robbery report to get methadone refill, police say

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Hanover Township Police arrested a man for filing a false report in an effort to get a refill for his methadone.

Police say on May 22, an officer took a report of an alleged robbery that had occurred at 9:30 p.m. at the QuickChek.

Matthew Fedroff, 41, of East Hanover told the officer that 4 white males robbed him of his methadone pills, his iPhone 12 and his military ID, police said.

During the interview, Fedroff details of the alleged robbery would change and after further questioning, he admitted to losing the bag and not being robbed but needed a refill on his methadone so that is why he decided to file a false police report, police said.

Fedroff was charged with filing a false police report and was released pending his court date.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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