It must be difficult for a counterfeiter these days. Technology has provided us with advanced anti-counterfeiting measures that make it difficult to pass ridiculous money as something real. For one Florida counterfeiter, 20-year-old Tony Jerome Thorbert Jr., things got so bad that he started selling counterfeit dollars on Craigslist.
Let’s talk to Florida Today to see how this worked for him:
According to a press release from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Crimeline received a tip in February about a man claiming to be selling counterfeit currency in an online ad on Craigslist with the headline “Legitimate Counterfeit $$.”
The Sheriff’s Office of Economic Crimes conducted three undercover purchases, and Thorbert was arrested in the fourth sale.
When Torbert was arrested, deputies with a search warrant entered his house and seized a printer, computer and counterfeit currency.
Do you know how, when a person is explicitly and openly engaging in egregious or illegal behavior, you can describe that behavior as “they are advertising it”? The same goes for literally advertising your egregious or illegal behavior. You will almost certainly get caught