BANGOR — Police say a Bangor man has been charged after falsely accusing an undercover officer of stealing $500 from him.

Officials say Bangor police Lt. Tim Reid approached a man who was acting suspiciously on a street corner at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday before being joined by a uniformed officer. The man, later identified as 21-year-old Shawn Beede, was argumentative and told to leave the area.

Police say Beede and a friend later showed up at the police station and claimed that Reid had taken $500 from Beede, stating he was taking the cash because it was drug money.

After the men were separated and interviewed, police charged Beede with filing a false public report. He was jailed before being released on bail.