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Young man tries to deposit $38,000 in fake cash into his bank account

By Mason White 11:34 AM December 26, 2014
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By: Feng Qian
A man was arrested on charges of possessing forged notes after allegedly trying to deposit a large amount of fake cash into his checking account, police in Nigeria said.

The Lagos State Police Department said that they arrested 25-year-old Dare Samuel, after being accused of trying to deposit $38,000 in fake notes into his bank account.

The incident unfolded at a United Bank for Africa Plc branch in Ikeja on Wednesday. The teller who served the suspect, called the police when she noticed that the notes were fake.

Samuel was kept busy by the thoughtful teller until police arrived at the scene. According to the police investigation, Samuel conspired with several others who are still being sought by police.

Samuel was charged with conspiracy to commit a serious crime and possession of counterfeit bills. During his first court appearance, Samuel pleaded not guilty to the charges.

His bail was set at N150,000 ($810).