Sarasota, Florida - And news report published on newsdashpress.com states that a man from Sarasota is facing serious criminal charges after the man attempted to use counterfeit money that he made at a local area grocery store. According to the news article, the man tried to pass the fake cash at a local grocery store in Boca Grande last Tuesday. The Lee County Sheriffs Office Deputies stated that the man potentially created the fake bills that he was attempting to pass off as real cash.
The 53-year-old man was charged with possession of 10 or more forged bill notes, possession of tools for forgery counterfeiting, and passing counterfeit bank bills. The suspect allegedly tried to pay for groceries at Hudsons grocery using a fake $10 bill. According to the report, the grocery store cashier noticed that the $10 bill appeared to be fake. The cashier then used a money marker to determine if the bill was real or counterfeit. The counterfeit bill Marker indicated that the $10 bill was indeed not legitimate.
The grocery store clerk then handed the fake $10 bill back to the suspects. The grocery store cashier stated that she did this in order to avoid a potentially dangerous confrontation with a suspect.
Approximately 1 mile from the grocery store, a law enforcement officer pulled the suspect over in his car. During the investigation, law enforcement officers discovered approximately 19 counterfeit $20 bills and three fake $10 bills. The law enforcement officers also found a canon color printer, a laptop, used ink cartridges, cut scraps of paper, scissors, and a stack of résumé paper.
The suspect is currently being held in the Lee County Jail. The suspect's bail bond Was it at $30,000, and the suspect's court hearing is scheduled for June 21, 2021.