G.C. man arrested on counterfeiting allegations

11/21/2012

By The Telegram

By The Telegram

A Garden City man has been arrested on an allegation that he was selling counterfeit $100 bills.

Chaston Tarwater, 20, 2709 Pearly Jane Ave., was arrested at 9:20 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of West Jenny Avenue on an allegation of making false information. According to a news release from the Garden City Police Department, officers had stopped a vehicle Tarwater was in and found him in possession of two counterfeit $100 bills.

From Thursday through Friday, police had responded to multiple businesses that had reported they were given counterfeit $100 bills. During the investigation of these incidents, officers identified Tarwater as a person who was allegedly selling counterfeit $100 bills.

Officers served search warrants for Tarwater's residence, the vehicle Tarwater was in, as well as a residence at 1312 W. Fulton St., No. 3.

Police encourage all businesses in Garden City to take extra precaution when receiving large denomination bills. For more information on how to identify counterfeit bills, visit www.secretservice.gov.

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