Don’t Be That Guy

May 18, 2009 at 6:57 am | Posted in News | 1 Comment

garage-sale-istock-deThere’s unethical, there’s illegal … and then there’s downright double-decker diabolical.

“A man has been arrested for spending counterfeit bills at numerous garage sales,” Michigan’s WWMT tells us.

“The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department says they started receiving calls around 12 p.m. Saturday form folks having garage sales. The victims told police a man gave them what they believed to be counterfeit money.

“Witnesses were able to get the man’s license plate number, description of vehicle, and a suspect description. With this information officers began looking for the vehicle and/or suspect.

“While looking the suspect spent a fake $50 bill at a garage sale in Kalamazoo County. Deputies found a white 1998 Dodge Ram pickup matching the description in the area with a truck full of items marked with garage sale stickers.

“The suspect, a 42-year-old Bangor man, was uncooperative and had a large amount of cash in his pockets. Folks in the area told police he had just given them or tried to pay with a $50 bill.

“The suspect was taken to the Van Buren County jail along with another 35-year-old Bangor man for passing the counterfeit money. Deputies searched his home in the 53000 block of M-43 and seized more fake bills.

“Anyone with information on this incident is asked to please call the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at 269-657-3101.”

Thank you, sharp witnesses and adept officers. Good catch!!

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  1. Heads up to salers: Look at bills. Look. At. Bills!

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