Posted by: Idioma Extra | July 28, 2010

The Weird and the Wonderful


NJ man accused of using fake cash to pay bail

From: www. www.msnbc.msn.com

INNAMINSON, N.J. — Authorities said a New Jersey man charged with shoplifting paid his bail with phony money and returned to demand a refund. The man, 25, was arrested July 7, accused of shoplifting at a clothing store and supermarket in Cinnaminson. He was locked up for having two outstanding warrants and paid $400 bail in cash. Police later realized the money was fake.

Before they could find him, the man showed up and argued his bail should have been only $200. He wanted $200 back.

He was charged with counterfeiting and put in Burlington County Jail on $5,000 bail.

Word of the Day

Main Entry: out·stand·ing
Pronunciation: \au̇t-ˈstan-diŋ, ˈau̇t-ˌ\
Function: adjective
Date: 1611
1 : standing out : projecting
2 a : unpaid <left several bills outstanding> b : continuing to exist : unresolved <a long outstanding problem in astronomy> c of securities : publicly issued and sold
3 a : standing out from a group : conspicuous b : marked by eminence and distinction
synonyms see noticeable
— out·stand·ing·ly\-diŋ-lē\ adverb

More Vocabulary

Bail: n. security given for the release of a prisoner on bail
Charge: v. to accuse formally or explicitly
Counterfeit: n. an imitation intended to be passed off fraudulently or deceptively as genuine
Phony: adj. not real or genuine; fake; counterfeit
Shoplift: v. to steal (merchandise) as a shoplifter

Love those Phrasal Verbs!

Lock up: to imprison for a crime

  • Jason was locked up for embezzling funds from the organization’s trust fund.

Show up: to come to or arrive at a place

  • I waited for two hours, but the interviewer didn’t show up.

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