Fake Holiday Cash Ruse Nabs Fugitives

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December 22, 2008 | David Wallace | Comments 0

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart recently came up with a brilliant idea to catch criminals that are wanted by the law. He set up a fake holiday cash ruse that led to the arrest of 230 suspects on warrants for forgery, aggravated battery and other crimes.

The suspects received invitations to take part in a survey to help retailers figure out the needs of holiday shoppers. Included was a “scratch off” card redeemable for at least $500 if they brought it along to the hotel where the survey would be conducted.

Those who showed up were taken into custody.

One of the fugitives arrived with marijuana in his pocket. Possession of cannabis was added to his list of charges.

Original story at Fox News.