CBS62logoNEW2013_blue_final_header_White wwj950-sm2011b 971-ticket-35smb 35h_CBSSportsRad_Detroit

Local

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

View Comments
Credit Cards

iStockphoto

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

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.”

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,875 other followers