Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Utter dumbass of the month

Man charged with printing phony $50s to pay dancer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A Wyoming man has been charged with counterfeiting money to pay an exotic dancer for a private performance.

Rickey A. Kempter, 50, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors say Kempter hired the exotic dancer for a private dance at the Lariat Motel, and Kempter and the dancer shared a taxi to the location. The taxi driver called police after they arrived, saying Kempter asked him to hold a roll of $50 bills and he noticed that they looked odd and were not cut evenly.

Court documents say Kempter told investigators that he made the bills on a printer in his home, but that he planned to go home and get real money to pay the dancer.
From the sound of it, he didn't even have time to get it in. He'll have plenty of time to think about it, though.

You can read a long version of the story in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle; unfortunately, no picture of Mr. Kempter. But courtesy of Yelp, here's the motel in question. Click through for a larger version. But be sure to read the Yelp reviews for the amazing comment about the Lariat's allure:

It looked like a room to commit suicide in.

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