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Man arrested with counterfeit bills



Published: Wed, April 30, 2014 @ 12:02 a.m.

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

Police say a man arrested after trying to use a counterfeit $100 bill at a West Side thrift store had several other bills on him that appeared to be counterfeit.

Anthony West Sr., 29, was arrested about 3:35 p.m. Monday after he tried to use the bill at a 2420 Mahoning Ave. thrift store, according to reports.

Reports said city police were called after an employee of the thrift store gave the bill to a trooper of the Ohio State Highway Patrol because she thought it was counterfeit. West walked out of the store to a post office next door. There was a man in a car who was with West who drove away when he saw the trooper, reports said.

When city police arrived, they found the trooper had detained West, and he had several $50 and $100 bills that appeared to be counterfeit, reports said. Reports said the bills lacked a watermark, were the wrong color and several had repeating serial numbers.

Police said they got $3,600 from West’s coat and another $709 in his wallet. The bills were taken for evidence.

West was arrested on a charge of criminal simulation and booked into the Mahoning County jail, reports said.

Reports also said Secret Service agents were contacted to do an investigation.


Comments

1handymandave(474 comments)posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm gonna take a guess and say he told the police the pants and jacket weren't his so we wasn't aware the counterfeit money was inside.

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