Teen Counterfeiter Blames Crime On “Too Much Freedom” From Mom

Reason #6,721 I have no interest in ever being a parent: My child would someday try to pin the blame for his or her misdeeds on my parenting, just like the teenage counterfeiter in Pennsylvania who says the reason he created bogus $100 bills was because his mom was too easy on him.

The Sharon Herald reports on an 18-year-old recent high school grad who somehow only got probation for printing and passing 18 fake $100 bills.

The teen somehow scrubbed a bunch of $5 bills and then printed bogus C-notes on the newly blank papers.

When the judge asked him why he did what he did, the young criminal responded that his mother had given him “too much freedom.”

“I didn’t need the money,” explained the teen, who probably should learn when to shut up if he’s going to continue on this path.

“Was it fun?” asked the judge.

“No,” replied the young man.

“Did you get a rush out of it?”

“Not at all.”

And when the judge asked the defendant why he wrangled a 17-year-old pal into his scheme, the counterfeiter responded that the friend needed money to buy a car, even though he already had a job and wheels of his own.

Letters of support for the teen argued that putting him in jail would only increase the likelihood of his doing more stupid, illegal things in the future.

“All of this shows a sophisticated and criminal mind,” countered the judge. “Some people would call it a master mind.”

And in spite of the judge’s stance that the small-time counterfeit operation “is the exact kind of crime that demands a jail sentence,” the judge only hit the young man with four years of probation.

However, if the teen gets in trouble, his suspended sentence of 1-3 years behind bars could be enforced.

“If you are not the person the people say in their letters you will be back and you will be smacked,” explained the judge. “You probably better leave now before I change my mind.”

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