And in the what-did-you-THINK-might-happen department comes this story from Florida about a counterfeiter who posted an image of fake bills on Facebook.
Facebook pictures of several counterfeit $20 bills led to the arrest of a Tallahassee man Thursday.
Dante J. Coates, 26, was arrested on charges of possessing counterfeit money after investigators discovered pictures of the bills on his personal social media profile with several identical partial serial numbers visible next to his apartment complex identification.
According to the arrest report, one bill in the picture, with the full serial number visible, was identical to one passed by Brandilyn Gentry, who was arrested July 27 for possessing and passing counterfeit money. Gentry told investigators Coates had given her the money.
Investigators interviewed Coates who said he posted the picture after Gentry let him hold the money, but had originally said he had nothing to do with Gentry’s acquisition of the money.
Coates and Gentry were both released from the Leon County Jail on $1,000 bonds.
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Facebook pictures lead to arrest for counterfeit money
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