September 23, 2008

Report: Man Sold Fake Documents on Web

Prosecutors say a New York man who allegedly sold fake money and pirated computer software on the Web should be called the "Jack of all frauds."

Malikim Brown, 36, of Harlem, was arraigned Monday on charges ranging from counterfeiting to selling phony term papers, said Jordan Arnold, an assistant district attorney who described Arnold as the "Jack of all frauds," the New York Post reported Tuesday.

Brown was arrested after an undercover cop gained his confidence and allegedly bought more than $25,000 in phony money, money orders and certified checks, Arnold said, adding Brown's alleged offerings on the Internet totaled $6.7 million and included phony Social Security cards and completed W-2 tax forms.

State Supreme Justice Louis Bart Stone set bail at $500,000 bond or $100,000 cash -- in authentic money, the Post reported.