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Man busted for trying to use counterfeit bill

GARRISON--A 31-year-old St. Cloud man was arrested Saturday in connection to a counterfeit case. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office was called at 6:20 p.m. Saturday to a disturbance at Tutt's Bait and Tackle in Garrison. When deputies arrived ...

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Deputies located numerous other counterfeit bills in the wallet of the 31-year-old man, who also is a suspect in other incidents where counterfeit money has been passed in the Garrison area. The man was booked into the Crow Wing County Jail and is awaiting formal charges to be filed on possessing counterfeit money, giving a false name to a peace officer, possessing marijuana and felony terroristic threats. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration

GARRISON-A 31-year-old St. Cloud man was arrested Saturday in connection to a counterfeit case.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office was called at 6:20 p.m. Saturday to a disturbance at Tutt's Bait and Tackle in Garrison. When deputies arrived it was discovered that two males had entered the store and one man attempted to make a purchase using a counterfeit $100 bill. The owner of the business confronted the man about the counterfeit bill. The man then demanded the bill back stating he was going to stab him if he didn't get it back. The business owner then got into a physical confrontation with the man and was able to take the knife away from him and restrain him until deputies arrived, the sheriff's office reported.

Deputies located numerous other counterfeit bills in the wallet of the 31-year-old man, who also is a suspect in other incidents where counterfeit money has been passed in the Garrison area. The man was booked into the Crow Wing County Jail and is awaiting formal charges to be filed on possessing counterfeit money, giving a false name to a peace officer, possessing marijuana and felony terroristic threats. The man also has numerous previous convictions for criminal sexual conduct and felony drug possession.

"The Garrison area has been a hot spot for counterfeit bills lately," County Sheriff Todd Dahl stated. "Numerous people have been identified as being involved with counterfeit bills over the past year. Business owners should carefully check any cash that is received. If they do discover a counterfeit bill, I'm asking them to call 911 and report it."

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