Casey William Kelley is 42 years old from Florida, he has purchased a brand new Porsche with a check he printed on a home computer.
On July 27th, Casey used the false $139,203.05 banknote at a Porsche dealership in Destin, Okaloosa County. Furthermore, he didn’t stop there and the day after obtaining the Porsche, Kelley used another fake check to buy three Rolex watches, according to the police report.
Also, he typed out the note for $61,521 and used it at a jeweler in Miramar Beach. Casey admitted to printing the checks on his home computer, but he didn’t think it was a big deal. However, the jewelry store kept the watches until they could figure out if his check would clear and they learned from the bank on Wednesday that the check was a fake and subsequently contacted authorities.
The bank also purportedly claimed they got a number of bad checks from Kelley. On Wednesday, he was taken into custody and arrested for the Porsche incident. Investigators say Kelley admitted he didn’t get the notes from the bank and “Casey stated he didn’t know what the big deal was, and that since it was his account number on the check he printed out, it should be fine.”
Curently, he’s being held at the Walton County Jail on a charge each of grand theft of a motor vehicle and fraud — uttering forged bills, checks, drafts, or notes. He is being held on a $10,000 bond.
Kelley had a first appearance on Thursday, and another hearing is set for September 22. There is currently no attorney of record.