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AN EVIL son faked his own kid­nap­ping to ex­tort money for drugs from his par­ents.

Ja­son Hil­lier, 20, is now be­hind bars for ex­ploit­ing his old folks af­ter pre­tend­ing to be his own kid­nap­per.

His mum told cops she hadn’t seen her son for six days.

She also told po­lice that within that time, some­one called ask­ing to free her son and his car.

They also called the son’s dad ask­ing for £350.

Sher­iff Robert Pick­ell said the mother sent £750 to a “drop spot” for some­one to come and pick up the ran­som.

He added: “When we got into the case, we checked all the tapes, the sur­veil­lance footage.

“And we see the de­fen­dant, Ja­son, pick­ing up the check him­self and driv­ing off in his own car.

“The son is ex­tort­ing his mother, shak­ing her down, be­cause he has a drug prob­lem and he needed the money for drugs.”

Be­fore they got caught, Hil­lier and his friend, 40-yearold Michael Forester, al­legedly asked his par­ents for an­other £100.

They set up a meet­ing time and po­lice were there to ar­rest them.

Sher­iff Pick­ell added: “What could be more fright­ful to a mother than to find out your son’s been kid­napped?”

Hil­lier and Forester, both from Flint, Michi­gan, are fac­ing one count each of false pre­tences.

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