Daytona Beach, FL – An inmate was close to ripping off the Volusia County Branch Jail Commissary with a fake Volusia County Department Of Corrections check. The one caveat, it was misspelled.
Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Ryan Athey was already in jail, booked on September 10th for driving with a suspended license and attempting to flee and elude, when he passed a fake check of $350.24 to the branch jail commissary.
It wouldn’t be too long before officials noticed that the check said “County Of Voulisa.” But, by the time they caught the mistake, Athey had already spent the entire amount of the check.
Athey told investigators that he knew the check was fake, which is why he never tried to cash it prior to being taken into custody. He claims that he never asked for the check to be deposited, but he never stated to the jail staff that the check was fake.
He was then charged with forgery and grand theft.