Paducah police arrest man, juvenile on counterfeit money charges

Man, teenager charged in counterfeit case

PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - One man was arrested and a juvenile was charged after they were caught with counterfeit money Monday afternoon.

An employee of a business in the 5100 block of Hinkleville Road called police at 2:30 p.m. after two men attempted to pay for merchandise with a $20 bill.

The clerk said the bill was suspicious and he used a money marking pen, which identified the bill as counterfeit.

The clerk refused to accept the $20 bill, and the two men took the bill and left the store.

The employee provided a description of the men’s vehicle, and Paducah police stopped the car at Olivet Church and Harris roads.

A backseat passenger, a 17-year-old juvenile from McCracken County, had in his possession several counterfeit $100, $50, $20 and $5 bills, many of which were printed on one side only.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible.
The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible. (Source: Paducah Police)

He was cited on a charge of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and released to his father.

Walker, the driver, matched the clerk’s description of the man who tried to pass the counterfeit $20 bill.

He was arrested a charge of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible.

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