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.