A man in Maine attempted to pull one over on the court by paying his $200 bail with counterfeit money. It didn’t work.
According to the York County Sheriff’s Office, as deputies were responding to reports of a stolen vehicle in Waterboro, they happened to stop a man walking by who fit a description. He was not involved in that particular car theft, but was arrested on an outstanding warrant for a different theft from Walmart.
York County Sheriff William King wrote in a Facebook post that the man, Michael Deschesne, was already having a bad day. When police found him, he was walking home alone at 5 a.m. after “an argument with a female friend.”
Although Deschesne had enough money to post bail, he decided to give the bail commissioner the run-around and pay with two counterfeit $100 dollar bills.
It was not his lucky day. He was promptly denied bail and sent back to jail with an added forgery charge.
Deschesne successfully posted his $100 dollar bail with “authentic U.S. currency” later in the day, and was slapped with a court date for August 4.
Court records did not specify if Deschesne was represented by an attorney, and could not locate a working phone number to contact him at.