South Bend man accused of paying train fare with counterfeit cash

LAKE COUNTY, Ind. -- A South Bend man was arrested Wednesday evening after he allegedly attempted to pay his train fare with counterfeit cash, according to NICTD Transit Police.

The suspect, 33-year-old Timothy Ross, boarded a 6:08 p.m. train at the Hammond South Shore station and presented counterfeit money as payment for his trip to the South Bend station, Transit Police said.

Ross was arrested after an officer discovered Ross had $1070 in counterfeit money and a handgun in his possession, reports said.

Ross is also wanted in Elkhart County for failure to appear.

Ross also had detailed instructions on how to produce counterfeit money when he was arrested, according to Transit Police.

Ross is being held at the Lake County Jail.

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