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Valdosta man robs his own workplace

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

A Valdosta man is in jail tonight after he robbed his own workplace.

49-year-old Gregory Fields robbed the Hampton Inn on Norman Drive last night. But his crime spree started Thanksgiving morning when he told his employer he needed money to do a maintenance job at the hotel.

He left with over $100 and came back at 5 o'clock and demanded more cash. He stole nearly $200. But when he came back for the third time last night Valdosta Police officers were there to arrest him.

"Because we had two incidents over there in basically a 12 hour period, we decided to have detectives in the area and awaiting. Around 11 o'clock last night Mr. Fields showed back up at the business. He was not armed and he was taken into custody," said Commander Brian Childress, VPD.

Fields is charged with Theft by Deception and Robbery. He is booked in the Lowndes County Jail.

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