Lake Charles Man Tries to Gamble With Funny Money
Okay, I know nothing about how to tell counterfeit money from the real things unless, of course, it's Monopoly money. I will venture out and say that I'm pretty sure that people who work in casinos have probably been trained to spot bogus bills. I guess If I was going to try and pass some fake bills I wouldn't go to a casino or anywhere else that the employees are trained for such things.
I guess that concept never occurred to Jarred Blakey of Lake Charles. The story doesn't name which area casino Blakey was visiting, but someone spotted a phony $100 bill when Blakey tried to buy into a poker game using the bogus bill. The casino notified the Sate Police Gaming Enforcement Division and instead of drawing to an inside straight he went to jail, directly to jail and did not pass "Go."
After the police showed up, Blakey's day went south real fast. First, authorities found more counterfeit on him. A search of Blakey's hotel room turned up yet more fake cash and some weed. All in all Blakey is facing 10 counts of monetary instrument abuse and one count of possession of marijuana. He was booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center. His bail is set at $105,000.
Under Louisiana law, monetary instrument abuse is punishable by a fine of up to $1 million and up to 10 years in prison. In addition, the offender is required to make full restitution.