Police: man tried to pass fake cash, arrested for forgery

Police: man tried to pass fake cash, arrested for forgery

ST. GEORGE, SC (WCSC) - A 21 year old faces a forgery charge after St. George Police say a traffic stop led to the discovery of counterfeit money.

Police say Keneyata Juan Linder faces a charge of forgery. According to a release, Linder attempted to purchase an item at an auto parts store in St. George with a counterfeit $100 bill. A store employee noticed the money did not look real and when the employee questioned him about the money, he left the store, according to St. George Police Chief Brett Camp.

Store employees called police and provided a description of the man's vehicle, which led to the traffic stop, Camp says. The driver, Linder, was positively identified as the one attempting to pass the suspicious bill, according to police, and during a search, three additional counterfeit $100 bills and one $50 counterfeit bill were recovered.

St. George Police notified the U.S. Secret Service, which is investigating possible additional charges, Camp said.

The report states Linder was booked and released on bond.

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