Buying A Pair of Bentleys? Don't Forget Your Fake $500,000 CheckS

Walter Allan Jr. arrived at a Houston exotic car dealer Friday ready to buy two Bentleys with a $500,000 check. He even brought his own notary public to ensure the transaction went as smooth as alcantara. It didn't.

According to Houston police, Allan attempted to buy a 2010 Bentley Flying Spur and the Bentley GTC shown above from Post Oak Motors. He brought a $500,000 check, the notary public and his own driver's licence to verify his identity.

If a 27-year-old man buying two Bentleys at once wasn't suspicious enough, the dealer's real tip-off came from the check itself drawn from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta — which only deals with banks. After signing over the check, the dealership told Allan to come back at 5 p.m. and pick up his cars. When he returned and signed the final papers, police arrested him.

Next time, maybe one Bentley per fake check would be sufficient. (H/T to OA5599!) [Chron.com]