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Largo man: I made counterfeit $ to play Monopoly

Posted at 5:21 PM, May 25, 2016

A Largo man found in possession of counterfeit money reportedly told investigators he only the made the cash so he could play Monopoly with his friends, an arrest affidavit states.

Alexander Buhrman, 25, who goes by the alias Corey Knapp, is now charged with counterfeiting or possession of counterfeit money.

According to Pinellas County deputies, Buhrman had 25 photo copies of $20 bills.

Deputies described the fake cash as "hastily cut with a 1/2 inch to 1 inch border around the bills," an arrest affidavit states.

Due to the quality of the printer used, deputies say the bills could have passed as being legitimate.

Deputies say when questioned, Buhrman admitted to having the bills copied at a local business and insisted he may the counterfeit bills in order to play Monopoly with friends.

Buhrman has prior arrests for drug possession, theft, burglary, carrying a concealed weapon, driving on a suspended or revoked license and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tonight he is behind bars being held on bond.