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Former NBA Player Cashed Bogus Money Order in New Jersey: Police

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    The Nets' Tyshawn Taylor, left, goes up to shoot against Boston Celtics' Gerald Wallace, front right, and is fouled by the Celtics' Vitor Faverani in the fourth quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game in Boston Wednesday. The Celtics won 101-97.

    Police say a former Brooklyn Nets player used a counterfeit money order to obtain $1,000 cash at a Hoboken grocery store.

    NJ.com reports Hoboken police confirmed Thursday that 25-year-old Tyshawn Taylor turned himself in on Aug. 6.

    Police say the Hoboken native tried to pass off the phony money order at the check cashing section of the Big Banner Food Store on May 18.

    The owners of the store say they filed a complaint with police after learning the order was fraudulent and Taylor refused to pay back the money.

    Following his arrest, Taylor was released after posting bail. He couldn't be reached for comment.

    Taylor attended St. Anthony High School in Jersey City and was drafted by the Brooklyn Nets in 2012. He currently plays in Puerto Rico.