Police: Man used fake check and ID to buy $640K watch

Posted at 7:04 AM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 13:35:39-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A man has been arrested in Nashville after police say he used a counterfeit check and ID to buy a watch valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars.

According to an affidavit from Metro Nashville police, Michael Simmons used a fake ID with the victim’s name and address to receive a package from a UPS driver.

Simmons allegedly took the package – containing a watch valued at $640,000, including shipping – and placed it in his vehicle.

Police said Simmons paid for the watch with a counterfeit check using the victim’s name and bank account information.

He’s been charged with identity theft.