Should I report this scam?

I got scammed. The person running the scam befriended me on facebook and ask me if I wanted to make a few thousand dollars and I said yes. He said that he needed me to open a new checking account a a bank I`m not using. He explained that because he plays in poker turnements he or one of his other friend have to pay a high tax on their winnings from the club. He said that by writing 1 check for $1980 at 3 different bank branches that I have an account at This would help him have to pay less tax on though winning at the end of the year. In turn he would make a money transfer to my new account that prior to midnight. I gave him my account and routing numbers to do the transfer. So then I would get a fee for helping him. Well that didn`t happen and now I`m $5000 in the hole. This person won`t answer my phone calls and took me off his FB list. Also I now the city his said he lives in but don`t have his address .Will I get in trouble if I file a police report on this person?
Asked Sep 03, 2014

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