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By Major Shawn Kimmitz
February 11, 2022

This week we will give you two crime fails to choose from… a wanted, suspended driver that cut off a marked patrol car or an aspiring TikToker with a fistful of funny money.

On February 6th at 12:41 a.m. Deputy A.G. Booth was travelling northbound on Warrenton Road when a vehicle changed lanes in front of him, causing him to brake. Deputy Booth noticed the vehicle registration was improperly displayed, showing two different years of expiration, but no month. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Michael Kersey, 43, of Henrico. Typically, if you do not have a license and are wanted, you avoid attracting the attention of law enforcement. Not so on this traffic stop. A check of Kersey’s information revealed his license was revoked for a prior DUI. Further complicating his legal troubles, there were active warrants for Kersey for unauthorized use in King William and a capias for fraud from Colonial Heights. Kersey was served the outstanding warrants and the new charge of driving revoked. He was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $5,000 bond.

On February 10th at 8:15 p.m. Deputy K.P. Hall responded to the 7-Eleven at 324 White Oak Road for a forgery complaint. The investigation revealed Gary Thomason II had presented five fake $50 bills to the cashier to add money to CashApp. This money may have been useful on the set of Yellowstone, as it was clearly printed “Movie Prop Use Only,” but don’t try to use the counterfeit currency in Stafford County. Thomason explained to the deputy he had purchased the funny money for a TikTok video. He was charged with forgery and held at the Rappahannock regional Jail on a $1,000 bond. In case you were wondering, we kept the money and it cannot be used for bail.


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