Three adults and one juvenile were arrested after being accused of using counterfeit $20 bills at three restaurants on Columbus’ west side on Thursday.
At about 2 p.m., Columbus police were sent to a restaurant in the 3400 block of Jonathan Moore Pike about three counterfeit $20 bills used to purchase food. The fake currency was used to purchase items of low value and the change was returned to the suspects, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman. The suspects left the restaurant but Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies stopped them on Interstate 65.
Arrested on preliminary charges of counterfeiting were Kiara D. Ingram, 20, Indianapolis; Reveonna L. Barner, 18, Indianapolis; and Jayla M. Keys, 20, Speedway. A 16-year-old juvenile was taken to the Bartholomew County Youth Services Center on a preliminary charge of counterfeiting.
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