Man Who Faked His Death 6 Years Ago Arrested, Police Confirm

Man Who Faked His Death 6 Years Ago Arrested, Police Confirm

- A fugitive from Georgia was finally arrested in another state after going missing for six years

- Christopher Timberline violated his probation after the attempted murder of his girlfriend which he served time for

- The man was arrested in Oklahoma City after weeks of investigation and will be extradited to Georgia to face charges

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A fugitive has finally been apprehended after being on the run for years and even faking his own death.

Man Who Faked His Death 6 Years Ago Arrested, Police Confirm
Christopher Tomberlin had gone missing for six years. Photo: Oklahoma City Police Department.
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Christopher Timberline from Georgia was wanted out of Bibb County near Macon, US, after violating his probation for a case back in 2015.

According to WSB-TV, Christopher was on probation after the attempted murder of his girlfriend which he was convicted and served time.

He violated his probation, faked his death and disappeared until last week when he was arrested in Oklahoma City.

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Police said this was after weeks of investigation, and now he is expected to be extradited to Georgia to face charges.

In a similar story, a 25-year-old man's attempt to escape his jail sentence hit a snag after a typo in a death certificate he forged exposed his plan.

Robert Berger from New York was found guilty of charges of possession of a stolen car after he was scheduled to be jailed in October 2019, when he fled, according to the authorities.

Robert, through his lover, then decided to fake his death, and the two forged a death certificate indicating he had taken his own life.

The suspect's lover successfully convinced his then-lawyer, the prosecutors and the judge, but his trickery came to light during a court session via video link on Tuesday, July 21.

The death certificate looked like an official document originating from the New Jersey Department of Health, Vital Statistics and Registry.

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However, the court's attention was drawn to a glaring typo on the document, the "registry" was spelt as "registry", prompting the authorities to seek further clarification.

When reached out for verification, the department confirmed it did not issue the certificate.

If found guilty in the latest case, Robert may face up to four years in jail.

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