VERIFY: Was a man arrested for selling Chuck E. Cheese tokens as Bitcoin?

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QUESTION: Is an article about a NYC man arrested for selling Chuck E. Cheese tokens as Bitcoins for real?

ANSWER:  False

PROCESS:  Our researchers traced the article to a website called Hulzers.com. By then, the story spread across Twitter with 20,000  favorites and 10,000 retweets. 

The article claims a man named Marlon Jensen was arrested over the weekend at his New York City home. The article says the man has more than $1 million cash, and a stash of modified Chuck E. Cheese tokens. 

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It's a crazy story, but it's also fake. 

Our team scrolled down to the bottom of the article where the website has a disclaimer, "Huzlers.com is the most infamous fauxtire & satire entertainment website in the world. If it's trending on social media you'll find it here!"