Auburn man charged with passing counterfeit bills

Auburn man charged with passing counterfeit bills

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - On Friday, July 17 at approximately 5 p.m. Auburn Police officers responded to a report of individual passing counterfeit bills at a business in the 800 block of E. Glenn Avenue.

Responding officers were given the description of an individual inside of the business attempting to make a purchase with counterfeit U.S. currency.

The suspect was identified at 43-year-old Brian K. Bennett of Auburn and was contacted still at the business in a vehicle.

He was taken into custody by officers and a search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of several more counterfeit bills.

Bennett was placed under arrest on an outstanding warrant for third degree theft of property.

A subsequent investigation resulted in him being charged with five counts of possession of a forged instrument in the first degree.

Bennett was transported to the Lee County Jail and will be eligible for a $26,000 bond.

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