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Man busted trying to pass counterfeit $20 bills in Rochester

Man busted trying to pass counterfeit $20 bills in Rochester

A man was arrested in Rochester over the weekend for trying to use counterfeit $20 bills at several local businesses.

Police first responded to the Perkins on North Broadway Sunday around 1:45 p.m. to a report that the suspect had tried to use a fake bill. While responding to the call, officers learned of at least two other businesses that were targeted.

Based off the timing of the incidents, police were able to conclude the suspect was traveling north on Broadway. Officers stopped a vehicle near Marketplace Drive NW that matched the description from the prior complaints and arrested the passenger, Charles Redd, 23 of North Mankato.

Police say Redd tried using the counterfeit bills at a minimum of eight local businesses, ranging from Subway to Taco Bell, in under two hours. However, most of the businesses noticed the money was fake and contacted police.

He faces a felony charge for possessing counterfeit money.


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