A man in Florida has been arrested for grand theft after he bought a $140,000 Porsche with a fake banker’s check printed from his home computer.
Casey William Kelley, 42, who is from Wewahithcka, used the false banknote at a Porsche dealership in Destin, Okaloosa County on July 27 and left with a brand new Porsche 911 before the business realized it had been duped.
In an image provided by police, Kelley poses beside the German sports car – which had to change its model name from 901 to 911 after a dispute with rival brand Peugeot.
The Porsche was reported stolen to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office after it became apparent that the check written for $139,203.05 wasn’t real.
However Kelley didn’t stop there, according to police.
The day after obtaining the Porsche, Kelley used another fake check to buy three Rolex watches.
He typed out the note for $61,521 and used it at a jeweler in Miramar Beach last Tuesday.
However the business held onto the expensive timepieces while they waited for the check to cash.
According to the arrest report obtained by Law & Crime, the jeweler learned it was a fake cashier’s check on Wednesday and the bank said it had received a number of fraudulent notes from Kelley.
Last Thursday the jeweler reported the fake check to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.
Kelly had already been arrested for the Porsche incident.
He was taken into custody last Wednesday afternoon.
Investigators say Kelley admitted he didn’t get the notes from the bank and that he printed them from his home computer.
‘Casey stated he didn’t know what the big deal was, and that since it was his account number on the check he printed out, it should be fine,’ the arrest report states.
He was booked into the Walton County Jail on a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle and a charge of fraud — uttering forged bills, checks, drafts, or notes.
Kelley appeared in court last Thursday and was being held on a $10,000 bond.
His next court appearance is scheduled for September 22.