Man arrested after 'liking' his own wanted poster on Facebook

Social media boast foils 'most wanted' suspect

Man Arrested After

There is a new addition to the illustrious ranks of 'criminal masterminds' who have done such things as taken selfies with stolen items or posted their hiding place on Instagram.

Not being able to resist a bit of social media boasting, a man wanted for theft and forgery was arrested in Montana after posting a Facebook 'like' to his own online wanted poster.

According to the Great Falls Tribune, 23-year-old Levi Charles Reardon was wanted for theft and forgery when he 'liked' a Facebook post on the Cascade County Crimestoppers page which referred to him as one of the 'county's most wanted suspects.'

Reardon, who reportedly had arrest warrants for forgery and theft charges, appeared in court on Monday on a $2,500 warrant after being arrested on Friday evening. He did not enter a plea.

He was a suspect in a case involving the theft of a wallet and personal checks last January. He allegedly cashed four missing cheques.

Officers did not reveal how they found Reardon, who was arrested without incident.

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