Mmmm.. duh? From the Tolland Police Blotter: May 26 - June 2 | Tolland, CT Patch

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From this article, this piece of brilliance:

June 1

A Brooklyn, NY, man was extradited from the city to Connecticut on the strength of a warrant charged him with first-degree forgery after his friend passed counterfeit bills given to her by the man in September 2010 to bail him out after he was arrested for reckless driving and driving without a license.

Chadwhyck Stephenson, 25, was held on a $40,000 bond and appeared in Rockville Superior Court on June 2. At his appearance, a judge continued Stephenson’s case to June 27.

According to his arrest warrant, Connecticut State Police Trooper Philip Gawronski wrote that when he arrested Stephenson after a traffic stop on Sept. 24, 2010, Stephenson handed a woman in the car $450 from his pocket, with permission from the trooper. The woman later used that money to pay for Stephenson’s bond.

Upon inspection of the money, state troopers determine that at least half the bills were counterfeit, Gawronski wrote in the warrant.

According to the warrant, Stephenson has an extensive criminal record in New York, including charges of possession of weapons, first-degree robbery, grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, misapplication of property and possession of marijuana.

You read that right: he paid his bail with counterfeit money. Duh…

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