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May 06 2010

Ambitious Forger Changes Check from $10 to $269K

Published by at 2:00 pm under Oddly Enough


I’ve got to give the man props for trying. Clair Arthur Smith was arrested after he received a $10 check from his bank  while closing his account. Well, he wasn’t arrested for that, but what he did with that tiny check.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said Clair Arthur Smith, 42, of Cape Coral, received a $10 check from Florida Gulf Bank when he closed his account March 25 and altered the amount to $269,951 before depositing it into his Bank of America account via an ATM April 3, the Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press reported Wednesday.

WOW. I mean, how do you even attempt going about that? I can see the number part, but the cursive letters? Must have had some wicked skills. But yeah, you’d think you’d try to tone it down a little, maybe changing $10 to $10,000 rather than you know, something that 26,900 times as much, right?

I highly doubt they’ll make a sequel to Catch Me if You Can based on this guys’ life.

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