Police in Florida said a man was arrested on fraud and grand theft charges for allegedly trying to deposit a $10 check altered to show the amount as $269,951.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office said Clair Arthur Smith, 42, of Cape Coral, received a $10 check from Florida Gulf Bank when he closed his account March 25 and altered the amount to $269,951 before depositing it into his Bank of America account via an ATM April 3, the Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press reported Wednesday.
Investigators said the deposit receipt was found during a search of Smith's home. They said Smith confessed to the act on tape.
He was arrested and charged with fraud, grand theft and failing to register as a convicted felon in Lee County.