Sheriff: Man Used Stolen Credit Card To Pay $1 Fee

MASON, Mich. (AP) – Michigan authorities say a man they call one of the “world’s dumbest criminals” tried to use a stolen credit card to pay a $1 balance on a $16 fee for a court-ordered fingerprinted in a fraud case.

The office of Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wrigglesworth in Mason says in a statement that the man visited its records office Thursday for fingerprinting.

The department reports he said he only had $15 “so he presented a credit card for the $1 balance.”

The statement says the staff “ran the card and found it to be reported stolen.” It says the man was released “with warrants being sought later.”

His name wasn’t released.

The statement says that criminals’ lack of common sense is one reason “the jail was overcrowded the last seven days.”

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