This happens way more often that you would think. In the dumb-criminal department comes this story from a Brockton, MA publication about a man who tried pawning poor counterfeits off on the police.
A 22-year-old Easton man is accused of using three counterfeit $20 bills to pay bail for himself and his friend, police said.
Christopher Ryan Voelker handed over the fake money to Brockton District Court Clerk Kevin Creedon after being arrested early Sunday morning, police said.
Officers noticed the three $20 bills all had the same serial number, police said. Officers also found more counterfeit money on Voelker: a total of five counterfeit $20s with the same serial number and two counterfeit $10 bills with the same serial number, police said.
Voelker, of Rollins Road, Easton, was charged with possession of a counterfeit note, uttering a counterfeit note, and larceny under $250. He was released on Sunday night after paying $350 bail to another clerk, said Lt. Tom Schlatz.
“He got the real stuff from somebody else. Unbelieveable,” Schlatz said Monday.
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Easton man tries to bail himself out of jail with counterfeit money
Wayne Homren, Editor
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