Memphis man accused of faking kidnapping to extort his mother - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis man accused of faking kidnapping to extort his mother

A Memphis man is in jail, accused of faking his own kidnapping in order to extort money from his own mother.

Police say Brandon Horge, 27, called his mother on Thursday morning and told her he was in deep trouble.

Horge claimed he was being held against his will, and told his mother that he would be killed if she didn't come up with $6,000.
    
Horge was arrested as he tried to pick up the ransom money at the Ten Mile Creek Apartments near American Way.

He told police he needed the cash to pay off a drug dealer.

Horge is charged with extortion.

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