WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Two people were arrested Monday afternoon after police followed a car from a West Lafayette business that had reported the use of fake bills.
According to the West Lafayette Police Department (WLPD), Monday afternoon, dispatchers received a report from the Silver Dipper at 201 E. State St. that someone had just used counterfeit money.
When WLPD officers arrived at the ice cream shop, the people who had reportedly used the fake bills were pointed out to them. The people were leaving in a car.
WLPD, Lafayette police and the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office followed the car, pulling it over at 15th and Alabama streets in Lafayette.
Police say there were three people total in the car, and one of them tried to run from officers. Twenty-eight-year-old Marice Brown was soon caught and was arrested for attempting to flee from officers.
Twenty-year-old Jordan Greenhill of Lafayette, also in the car, was taken for questioning and he was arrested for passing counterfeit money, and the third passenger has not been identified by police.
Police are now looking at businesses in the area to see if the men tried passing counterfeit bills at other places.
"Obviously, if there's any other businesses that they would have passed off other fake $20 bills, they can be more than happy to get a hold of us and we'll investigate it," said Sgt. Kevin Flynn with WLPD.
Officers said if other businesses or even people notice something suspicious about a bill, report it.
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