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Real pic in fake Facebook profile leads to suspect’s arrest

February 4, 2019

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Hutchinson man was arrested on suspicion of using counterfeit bills to purchase electronics because the fake Facebook profile he’s accused of using to arrange the transactions included a real picture.

The Hutchinson News reports that the man was arrested last week and booked into jail on suspicion of counterfeiting, theft and drug charges. Police say that last month, he used a counterfeit $100 bill to purchase a computer and five fake $20 bills to buy an iPhone 6.

Minutes after posting the photo from the suspect’s fake Facebook profile online, a parole officer called to say the man was a client. Police say he had a powdery substance in his pocket that is believed to be methamphetamine when he was arrested. His bond is set at $9,500.


Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, http://www.hutchnews.com