German Man Purchased Counterfeit Euros On the Dark Web

~2 min read | Published on 2023-02-26, tagged ArrestedCounterfeits using 257 words.

Police in Bavaria, Germany, apprehended a 22-year-old man suspected of making purchases from local businesses with counterfeit euro banknotes purchased on the dark web.

Fake euros seized from the suspect


According to a press release by the Kempten criminal police, for several weeks, the police had been receiving complaints from local business owners regarding counterfeit 50 euro banknotes.
The retailers had been finding the notes when making cash deposits into their bank accounts. The fake banknotes were reportedly of high quality and bore the same serial number.
The 22-year-old was linked to the fake notes after a cashier at a local business identified a counterfeit banknote when the 22-year-old was trying to make a payment. The cashier held onto the note and asked the suspect to pay with a card.
The cashier later notified the police. An investigation into the 22-year-old's activities was launched after the police uncovered his identity from the card he used to make the purchase. The Kempten public prosecutor's office consequently acquired a search warrant for the man's apartment from the Kempten district court.
The police executed the search warrant on February 22, 2023. The search led to the discovery and seizure of 22 counterfeit 50 euro banknotes.
On being interviewed, the suspect allegedly told the police that he had purchased 40 fake 50 euro notes through the dark web and paid using bitcoin. The 22-year-old also disclosed that he had last spent the notes at a carnival event on February 21.
The 22-year-old was released after being informed that the offense carries a minimum sentence of one year in prison.

Comments (14)


gjhd2023-03-08
6f949519

What a dumb fuck. I'm glad police gave him a second change and took care of him by not having his name public. A charge on your name, news articles, and shame from family and friends is worse than a death sentence for a young man these days.

Josee2023-03-22
b0ba0571

So sad that he had a chance with little knowledge

tj3c2023-03-27
71e99bbc

hahahaha what an idiot

ratox2023-03-30
64b0e0f6

fucking low iq hahaha

interceptor2023-04-02
09835aec

Stupid stupid stupid. Hope this will serve as a lesson to others

Bald and bankrupt2023-04-12
428795d4

fuckwits can't learn

udsaa32wq2023-06-01
53938f28

You're right

Tricky9652023-06-29
edb3ebc5

I mean the guy tried and got caught the shit happens

counterfeitdream2023-07-21
3b5f1bed

what was wrong? the fact that he payed with card?

Bacon2023-10-09
409da8d9

Yes. Probably a picture from the security camera helped too. Supermarkets have devices (electronic) which can identify counterfeits.

mb30032023-08-31
4ebf36a7

hey kann mir jemand helfen bruache flaschgeld ambesten persölich in deutschland

ggff2023-08-31
06327483

yep he should have just walked away, considering the store owner was "keeping" his money, on suspicion it was counterfeit, they do not have a right to do that, he should have demanded the money back and left the store, and never come back.

KNOB HEAD2023-12-13
f61b2265

FUK THE POLICE

Frank2024-01-05
5c65a205

What could be the lesson: Use counterfeit money only for dump an anonymous automates like ticketstation at trainstation and similar things