ELIZABETHTOWN — A Bladen County man paid as he went, but used counterfeit bills along the way and e trail of funny money led to his arrest.
Elizabethtown Police Chief said the man was wanted by local law enforcement for multiple counts of passing counterfeit money in Elizabethtown throughout the month of October.
“The subject passed counterfeit $20 and $50 bills at several locations throughout Elizabethtown,” Kinlaw said. “We suggest that merchants and store clerks be alert and check for counterfeit bills when making transactions.”
Arrested on Wednesday was Tyrone Rachim Gordon, 37, of Elizabethtown. He was charged with seven counts of felony possession of counterfeit currency, four counts of felony obtaining property by false pretense and two counts of felony attempting to obtain property by false pretense.
During the arrest, a small bag of marijuana was found in Gordon’s pants pocket, and he was cited with a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge.
He was booked into the Bladen County Jail and released after paying a $33,000 secured bond.
Kinlaw said police are still investigating and additional charges or arrests could take place.