Funny Money Buys Probation
By Mike Perleberg
Surveillance video of Daniel D. Craig attempting to pass a counterfeit bill at a Versailles merchant in April. File photo.
(Versailles, Ind.) – A man who was caught passing counterfeit bills at multiple businesses in the Versailles area has been sentenced to probation.
Daniel D. Craig, 32, used fake $100 bills to pay for items at the local Marathon gas station, Shell gas station, Pizza Hut, and IGA last April. According to police, Craig had colored fake money that was purchased at a flea market in an attempt to make it look real.
Craig was charged with four counts of Counterfeiting (level 6 felony) in May, but was not arrested until September.
He reached an agreement with prosecutors to pleaded guilty to one of those counts on October 4. In exchange for the plea, the three remaining counts were dismissed.
Ripley County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Sharp sentenced Craig to 2 ½ years on probation. Craig was given credit for 54 days served in jail prior to his sentencing.