A would-be forger tried to cash a check at a bank. Problem was: He went to the teller whose name he was using.
Freedom A. Hunter, 18, was sentenced to six months in jail Thursday after being found guilty in Lancaster County District Court of attempted second-degree forgery.Deputy County public defender Mike Gooch said the scheme Hunter tried to pull off was "abysmally stupid."
Police said Hunter somehow got the driver's license of Tim Holt, a bank teller who reported it lost or stolen. Hunter also got a lost or stolen checkbook belonging to a Lincoln couple.
Hunter made out one of the checks payable to Tim Holt for $275. But when he went to a drive-up bank window to cash the check June 28, using Holt's driver's license as identification, Hunter's bank teller was Holt himself.
While Hunter awaited the cash, Holt called the police.
"Incredible," Judge William Blue told Hunter Thursday. "In all my cases I've never seen a case that was more coincidental - forging the name of the bank teller."