Social Media Fail: Man Arrested After ‘Liking’ His Own Wanted Poster On FacebookPosted: May 4, 2015
Great Falls, Mont. (CBS SEATTLE) — A Montana man “liked” his own “most wanted” poster on a Crimestoppers Facebook page, which the group was able to capture in a screenshot under his mugshot before he revoked the social media move.
Levi Charles Reardon, 23, was arrested on April 24 without incident on felony charges of forgery in which he’s suspected of stealing a wallet and personal checks. The Crimestoppers Facebook page took a screenshot showing Reardon liked his own photo on the Great Falls/Cascade County social media page.
Reardon’s name appears under his own “most wanted” mugshot showing that “Levi Charles Reardon likes this” – a move the Crimestoppers page noticed and circled for the page’s other visitors to see.
Court records allege four of the missing checks were cashed by Reardon and there were two warrants for his arrest, the Great Falls Tribune reports. Documents showed that one of the checks was cashed at a grocery store after a law enforcement officer contacted Reardon because the missing wallet and checks written to him were reported as fraudulent.