In a bizarre case of fraudulence, a Florida man purchased a brand new Porsche worth $140,000 with a fake check he printed at home on his computer. Yes, he managed to get away with a banknote he printed at home and then was caught when he tried using the same trick at the jewellers’ trying to buy three Rolex watches for $62,000 with another false banknote. However, this is where he was not able to succeed and got caught. The 42-year-old man named Casey William Kelley used about $140,000 illegally via the fake check at the local car dealership. However, within a day he was caught by the police while trying to buy Rolex watches at a jeweller in Miramar Beach, according to the Palm Beach Post. He was subsequently arrested for grand theft of a motor vehicle and uttering a false banknote.
After selling the car, a Porsche 911 Turbo, the dealership unsuccessfully tried to cash Kelley’s check and then reported the vehicle as stolen. The jeweller, however, opted to keep both the check and the watches until the money cleared. When the check came back as false, the cashier reported the crime to the police — though Kelley was already in custody. He later admitted to authorities that he had printed the checks at home, police said.
Investigators say Kelley admitted he didn’t get the notes from the bank and that he printed them from his home computer. ‘Casey stated he didn’t know what the big deal was, and that since it was his account number on the check he printed out, it should be fine,’ the arrest report states. He was booked into the Walton County Jail on a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle and a charge of fraud — uttering forged bills, checks, drafts, or notes.
(The above story first appeared on Fool’s Corner on Aug 04, 2020 01:33 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website foolscorner.com).