A 17-year-old boy is facing adult felony charges after he used fake bills to buy shoes from a private resident.
Torrion Alexander was scheduled to be charged Wednesday by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with one felony count of forgery and one misdemeanor count of theft. If convicted, he faces up to six years, nine months in prison and/or up to $20,000 in fines.
Online court records indicate his initial appearance has been adjourned until Dec. 1 at 1:30 p.m. but do not list the reason for the postponement.
According to the criminal complaint, Alexander in August arranged to meet someone to buy two pairs of shoes for $1,000. When the two met, Alexander handed the seller an envelope with $100 bills marked “for motion picture use only” and ran back inside his home.
Police say when they asked to search Alexander’s home, they were given permission and located the two pairs of shoes in his room.