SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police have recently arrested a 20-year-old man from Princeton for using a phony $100 dollar bill at an Exxon gas station on Route 27 on Christmas Day. The man was identified as Thaimu Kargbo by a surveillance camera, he was located and agreed to turn himself into the authorities on February 18.
A picture of the fake $100 bill was posted on the South Brunswick Police’s twitter account. The counterfeit money had an edited picture of Benjamin Franklin with a smaller mouth. On the backside of the bill, the phrase “For Motion Picture Use only” was written on the top.
“SERIOUSLY....this is the fake $100 dollar bill a suspect passed at a local gas station.” The tweet comically proclaimed “Detectives tracked down Kargbo who admitted he was surprised the clerk took the money labeled "For Motion Picture Use Only"”
Police were able to identify and connect Kargbo to another incident that occurred at the same gas station the day before Thanksgiving. A man filled up his gas tank and drove away quickly without paying, the South Brunswick Police have also released that footage on their twitter page.
South Brunswick Detective Bryan Sites was able to connect both of these incidents to Kargbo. Detective Sites has charged him with one count of theft and one count of fraud. He was released and is pending on his next court case, according to a report from the South Brunswick Police.