Fake lunch money gets mom in hot water

Filed under: Teens, Work Life, Weird But True

I can hear the defense now: "But that's not real food!" At least, that's what I'd say if I were busted trying to buy my school lunch with counterfeit money. Priscilla Carlisle's son tried to pay for his meal with bogus bills and now his mom is in custody. It seems that authorities found a "money factory" at the boy's home where his mom had more funny money, stolen credit cards, and their neighbor's mail.

Thirty-five-year-old Priscilla Carlisle confessed to being the ring leader of a criminal operation. Inside her home, police found dozens of credit cards, handwritten social security and driver's license numbers, and stolen mail. "We have been missing mail," said neighbor Alfonso Crawford. "My brother missed mail. I missed mail but we just never assumed it would happen in our neighborhood."

While mom is currently in jail, there is no word yet as to whether or not the teenage boy is facing any charges. I guess the moral of the story is that if you're going to run a crime ring out of your home, make sure the kids aren't going to rat you out.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.