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Police: Man tried to buy $263K Bentley using fake check


Police said a man went to a Florida car dealership ready to spend more than $250,000 on a new Bentley, but instead ended up at the Seminole County Jail in handcuffs.

Michael Munson, 32, is accused of trying to use a fake check to buy the expensive car at Fields Motorcars in Longwood.

According to the police report, Munson wanted to purchase a 2014 Bentley GT convertible that costs $263,000.

"He called us up probably three days before he came in and said he had his money together and he wanted to come in and pick up the car," said Joseph Romano, general sales manager at Fields Motorcars.

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Munson brought the money to the dealership in the form of a cashier's check, but Romano felt something wasn't right and got on the phone with the bank.

"The guy was local and the check was issued out of a branch in Ohio, which didn't seem right," Romano said.

Romano said he was unable to verify the check's validity so they called Longwood police.

Investigators said Munson was questioned at the dealership and he eventually admitted the check was fake.

"Some of our other stores have had it happen where they've caught people trying to pass checks in different amounts," Romano said.

Munson was booked into the Seminole County Jail and charged with attempted grand theft, possession of forged check and uttering of a false instrument.




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