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The E-Sylum: Volume 16, Number 13, March 31, 2013, Article 26

COUNTERFEITER RETURNS PRINTER WITH FAKE NOTES INSIDE

In the here's-another-stupid-criminal department comes this story of the would-be counterfeiter who tried returning a broken printer with a sheet of fake bills still inside. -Editor

Police have arrested a man who tried to return a printer to his local Walmart with a page of counterfeit bills, after he broke the item trying to print a page of fake one hundred bills.

Jarad S. Carr, 37, went to the Walmart in Lake Hallie, Wisconsin last Thursday with the printer but without a receipt, the store refused to refund his money. But Carr insisted and after inspecting the item, store workers saw the counterfeit money and informed police.

Police officers arrived at the store and tried to question the man. He resisted arrested and a struggle ensued at the Customer Service Center at the discount retailer.

In addition to the page of counterfeit bills found in the printer, Carr was found with three additional counterfeit $100 bills.

He has been charged with attempt theft by fraud, forgery and resisting arrest. 'You go to a Walmart with a printer to return and no receipt, with your counterfeit bills still lodged in it, and you want to dicker with the clerks to get half price back, when you have warrants out for you,' Police Chief Cal D. Smokowicz told NBC News.

'There are a few lessons here about not drawing attention to yourself.'

To read the complete article, see: Would-be counterfeiter tries to return broken printer to Walmart with sheet of fake $100 bills still inside (www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2292173/Would-counterfeit
-tries-return-broken-printer-Walmart-sheet-fake-100-bills-inside.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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