Two men arrested after allegedly passing off counterfeit money in Brandon

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Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

Two men were arrested on Saturday evening for Use of Counterfeit Money. Officers responded to a report from restaurant in the 1900 block of Richmond Ave. A man had used two counterfeit $50 American bills. He left in a taxi which was located at a department store on 18th St north shortly after. The man was located inside the store and he was arrested. He was found to be on a court order which he was also breaching. The same man was also charged with Using Counterfeit Money on March 11th at a convenience store on 1st St. A man used four counterfeit $50 American bills to buy merchandise. He was identified from surveillance video. The accused, a 24 year old who resides in Griswold, will appear in court on Sunday morning.

A second man was also arrested for Use of Counterfeit Money and Possession of Counterfeit Money. Shortly after 10:00 pm on Saturday, the same restaurant in the 1900 block Richmond Ave reported the man ordered food and used a counterfeit $50 American bill as payment. The man left in a taxi but was located at a residence in the 600 block of 16th St. He was in possession of several counterfeit American bill in $100, $50 and $20 denominations. He was arrested and released to appear in court in May.