We have a pair of bizarre counterfeiter stories this week. The first is from Stephenville, TX, where a suspect earned the "Moron of
the Month" award from local law enforcement. -Editor
The investigation found that during the first part of December, $400 in counterfeit money was used at Staples to purchase a tool used to
cut paper. Investigators also learned that during the course of three separate transactions a combined total of approximately $800 had been
used at Wal-Mart to purchase a printer, Play Station 4, 12-volt electrical children’s car and other small items.
Investigators determined that Daniel Fry, 32, was involved in those transactions. Fry was arrested Dec. 9 at Radio Shack where Sheriff
Tommy Bryant said Fry pulled a stunt that earned him a dumb criminal distinction.
"He went to return several items at Radio Shack that he had purchased with counterfeit money," Bryant said. "He was
trying to get real money so he could pay an attorney who was working on another case for him. When Radio Shack refused to give him a
refund, he actually called the sheriff's office on them to make a complaint - not realizing we had warrants on him. When investigators
went to Radio Shack, he was arrested on the spot. This guy has got to be moron of the month."
Bryant said the Secret Service will take over the counterfeit investigation.
To read the complete article, see:
Sheriff: 'This guy has got to be moron of the
Wayne Homren, Editor
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