Stupid Is, Stupid Does

Layton Man Facing Serious Jail Time for Sneaking into Comic Con

Jonathon M. Wall, 29, really wanted to go to Salt Lake Comic Con, and he wanted to be a VIP. The problem is, Jonathon didn’t have tickets, so what’s a geek to do? Well, he called on his creative side and pretended he was a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations “under the ruse that he was entering the VIP area to apprehend a wanted fugitive,” a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. A comic con security worker and retired Salt Lake police officer noticed Wall’s behavior and found it suspicious. So he contacted the actual Air Force Office of Special Investigations, not surprisingly, they told him Jonathon wasn’t one of theirs. Jonathon was federally charged with making a false statement to a federal agent, he could face up to three years in federal prison for each count of impersonating a federal officer and up to five years for lying to investigators, he may also face a fine of $250,000 for each charge if found guilty. Get more here.

Man Posed as a Mormon “Pastor” Tried to Cash a Check for Over $180k

Mark Postell, 52, of Philadelphia, doesn’t know much about the LDS church. But when he stumbled upon a check made out to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he decided to try to cash it.  Mark took it to a Philadelphia check cashing business where he claimed he was the pastor of the Church, even though Mormon church leaders are called bishops, rather than pastors. Police said the owner of the check cashing store believed him, and started the process to get him the money. But after it was processed by the bank, investigatores figured out it was a scheme. When Mark came back to pick  up the $183,698.82 in cash. He was arrested and taken into custody. Get more here.



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