In a bizarre case, a man from Florida, United States was arrested after allegedly paying for a brand new Porsche 911 Turbo through a fraudulent, home-printed cheque. The cheque worth $139,203.05 was printed using his home computer.
Casey William Kelley, 42, was charged with the grand theft of a luxury motor vehicle and giving a false banknote, according to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. The man also attempted to buy other valuables when he was finally caught.
The following day, Kelley presented another fraudulent cheque of $61,521 to a jeweller at Miramar Beach, attempting to purchase three Rolex watches. Luckily for the jeweller, he did not hand over the watches until he could determine if the banknote would cash. Two days later, he informed the local authorities about the cheque being fake.
Kelley was located and arrested for grand theft of a motor vehicle and issuing a false banknote to the dealership and the jeweller. He admitted to printing out the cheques from his home computer. He has now been booked and transported to the Walton County Jail.
According to Walton County Sheriff’s Office, the Wewahitchka man walked into a car dealership in Okaloosa County and left in a Porsche. “During the investigation, it was determined Kelley had purchased a Porsche 911 Turbo from a Porsche dealership in Destin by using a fraudulent check written for $139,203.05 on Monday, July 27th,” the police department said in a statement.
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The man allegedly handed over a cashier’s cheque that he printed from his home computer to buy the luxury car from a Porsche dealership in Destin, Florida on July 27. He drove off a brand new Porsche 911 from the outlet as the business was oblivious that they had been duped. The police later released a photo in which Kelley was seen posing beside the German sports car. The Porsche was reported stolen to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office after it became apparent that the cheque worth over Rs 1 crore was fake.
What was even more astonishing was that the dealership handed over the keys of the Porsche to the man without verifying the authenticity of the bank cheque. On the other hand, the jeweller held onto the watches while they waited for the cheque to clear at the bank. The business learned it was a fake cheque on Wednesday and the bank said that it had received a number of fraudulent notes from Kelley.