Monday, August 27, 2007

'fess up, Mushy, we know it's you

Tennessee? Lap dances? It's no coinkydink....

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — A man who authorities say used his computer to make fake $100 bills to buy lap dances at a strip club has pleaded guilty to counterfeiting charges, federal prosecutors said.

Strippers at Deja Vu in Nashville were suspicious of the bills and called police after Damon Armagost spent $600 of the fake money April 16, authorities said.

When officers arrived, Armagost first told them he got the money when he sold gold coins for $1,400 to an unidentified person.

U.S. Secret Service agents later determined that counterfeit bills with the same serial number had been passed in other parts of the country. When they went to Armagost's Smyrna home, about 20 miles southeast of Nashville, a family member told agents that an image of a $100 bill had been on a computer there.

Armagost then acknowledged that he had downloaded the image from the Internet and printed 14 of the bills, prosecutors said. He pleaded guilty Friday to manufacturing and passing counterfeit currency and has a sentencing date of Nov. 5.

11 comments:

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Oh, to have my own key to the vault and an endless supply of used Benjamins... Bliss!

Mushy said...

Strip clubs in Smyrna must be a new deal. I spent my last 18 months in the AF there and there were none then, otherwise, I may have been guilty!

Lin said...

Oh, don't believe either of them, Goddess. The way they were BOTH running through fancy brands and ammo on their little side trips, you know it had to come from the old Hewlitt Packard ATM in the basement. Nice try at a dive for cover, guys.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Fancy? That old Russian crap is cheap! Now, I can't vouch for the old boys. Lord only knows what they did when the young innocent was otherwise engaged. But if there were any lap dances when I wasn't lookin', I'll be pissed to hear it. Of course, my whole life is about shit I missed when I wasn't lookin'.

BBC said...

Well, I haven't been in many strip clubs, and not a one for close to 20 years. But back then five bucks would get you some attention.

As for the counterfeit money, welcome to greed. Now, hand over that biggest piece of cake and no one gets hurt.

Okay, for a hug anyone can have the big piece.

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Ye-haw!! Thank God for printers, eh? (Just off to top up on the old ink cartridges..) Grin.

Dx said...

What will he pay his fine with?

H2o said...

What some men do for entertainment.

*Goddess* said...

Dx, my guess would be a stolen credit card....

*Goddess* said...

Lin, you might be on to something. Notice how FHB is suddenly separating himself from "the old boys"?

*Goddess* said...

$5, Billy? Welcome to the age of inflation...