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How to Fake Your Way Into and Out of Jail
« on: Thu Nov 09, 2006 - 11:28:45 »
Once a cheater, always a cheater.

There's something to be said for being good at your job — even if your job is being sneaky. An alleged career forger who was in jail in Illinois on fraud charges involving bad checks and ATM transactions is being hunted by detectives after she used a counterfeit cashier's check to bail herself out of jail, The Herald-Review reports.

Monica Nicholson, 37, posted bond with a phony cashier's check for more than $10,000 on Oct. 2, but by the time authorities realized they'd been duped, she was long gone.

The Sheriff's office says Nicholson was apparently working with two accomplices on the scam, both of whom have since been arrested. Detectives say they're treating the case as a jailbreak.

"We are treating this as a case of escape, just like she filed the bars," Sgt. Ed Culp, chief of investigations at the Macon County Sheriff's Office, said. "She just used a bad check instead."

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