Chuck E. Cheese's Tokens For Bitcoins? Nope!

Posted On: 12/18/2017

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NEW YORK CITY -- A New York City man was arrested for selling Chuck E. Cheese tokens as bitcoins, according to a story widely circulating on the Internet.

The scam, according to the tale, earned the felon more than $1.1 million. Word of the crime spread quickly, generating more than 10,000 retweets on Twitter and high praise for the alleged criminal's ingenuity. However, basic fact checking revealed the story to be false. Originating from the satirical site, the story sought to highlight the more nonsensical aspects of the bitcoin craze.