Counterfeit money stories all sound alike, except when they don't. Here's another one that stood out for me. You just
can't make this stuff up. -Editor
caught trying to pay a bill with counterfeit currency told Florida police that they apparently had received the fake paper as a Christmas gift from
After enjoying a January 1 seafood dinner at a Long John Silver’s in Bradenton, a customer sought to pay for his group’s meal with a counterfeit
bill, according to a police report. However, an alert cashier recognized the phony currency and called cops.
When Deputy Sinclair Cason arrived at the eatery around 9:15 PM and questioned the customers, they were “cooperative and were unaware of the
authenticity of the currency.”
During further questioning, they told Cason that “apparently the bill was given to them as a gift for Christmas from an individual” known to them
as “Black Jesus.”
The phony bill was seized by Cason and booked into evidence. The Long John Silver’s customers--who denied knowing that the bill was fake--were not
charged in connection with the counterfeit currency. The restaurant tab apparently was settled with legal tender.
The police report does not further describe the relationship between the diners and “Black Jesus,” or why “Black Jesus” was giving them cash for
Christmas. Nor does it offer a physical description of “Black Jesus.” Though a beard seems likely.
"Jesus, this is a fake!" Will the Feds hunt him down for questioning? -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
"Black Jesus" Blamed For Handing Out Funny
Money As Christmas Gift (www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/black-jesus/bad-paper-from-black-jesus-908651)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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