Like Daughter, Like Mother?
From the Sun Times:
- The mother of a Chicago Police officer charged with forgery and attempted theft by deception for passing bad checks was ordered held on $70,000 bail Friday. Zenobia Brown, 57, of the 900 block of East 83rd, allegedly tried to cash four bogus checks at a South Side bank Aug. 31. She allegedly told the clerks at the Illinois Federal Savings & Loan, at 4619 South King Drive, that the checks from Chase Bank -- one for $2 million made out to her and three for $85,000 made out to her grandchildren -- were for a settlement for an injury suffered at Six Flags theme parks. Prosecutors said Brown, who worked for the Chicago Board of Education, tried to pull off the scam the same day her daughter, [name removed], a Chicago Police officer since 1999, tried to deposit a bogus $1 million check allegedly received from Six Flags theme parks as part of a lawsuit settlement. [Name removed], 34, was put on paid leave after allegedly trying to deposit the check at the Chicago Patrolman's Federal Credit Union in the 1300 block of West Washington.
Five bogus checks at one time. Further scientific proof that stupidity is genetic.