Maine man attempts to post bail with counterfeit cash

YORK COUNTY, Maine — A Maine man found himself re-arrested after authorities said he attempted to post bail for an initial offense with fake funds.

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Michael Deschesne was originally arrested by York County sheriff’s deputies Sunday on an outstanding theft warrant, WGME reported.

According to deputies, the bail commissioner was contacted after Deschesne said he had enough money to cover his bail, but the two $100 bills he provided were counterfeit, the Bangor Daily News reported.

Deschesne was denied bail and returned to jail with an additional forgery charge, WGME reported.

According to the Daily News, Deschesne later posted bail using authentic U.S. currency.