Police Arrest Two for Passing Counterfeit Bills

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Monday, May 26 2014 May 26, 2014 Monday, May 26, 2014 10:47:00 PM CDT May 26, 2014 in News
By: Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

HOLTS SUMMIT - Police arrested two people Monday for using counterfeit $20 bills.

Police said Callaway Joint Communications received a 911 call from a business in the 100 block of Northstar Drive around 2 p.m. The caller was an employee who told the 911 operator a male customer in the drive thru tried to make a purchase with a counterfeit $20 bill.

Police said the employee told the 911 operator the male drove south, headed toward Jefferson City. The employee gave a very accurate description of the male driver and the vehicle, which helped police locate the vehicle.

Holts Summit police said they passed the description onto Jefferson City police who spotted the vehicle traveling west-bound on U.S. Highway 54 at the Missouri River. A Jefferson City police officer stopped the vehicle and detained two people for Holts Summit police.

Holts Summit Officers were able to identify the man using video evidence from the business, according to police. 

Police said while interviewing a female passenger, she made incriminating statements that lead officers to re-contact the business. Officers determined the female had also give the business a counterfeit $20 bill.

Both the man and woman were arrested and transported to the Callaway County Jail, pending charges, police said.

A five-month-old infant in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop was turned over to family members by the Missouri Division of Family Services, according to police.

The man is 25, and the woman is 22.

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