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Two arrested for allegedly passing fake $100 bills

LA PORTE, Ind. -- La Porte Police have arrested two people suspected of passing fake $100 bills at several businesses over the last week.

On Saturday, July 15 at 10 a.m., La Porte Police were called to the Family Dollar on Lincolnway to investigate reports a woman attempted to make a purchase using a counterfeit $100 bill.

When employees confronted the woman about the fake bill, the female suspect grabbed the bill back and left the store.

The employees told police the woman left in a blue Buick Century.

Police located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of Pine Lake Avenue.

The driver was identified as 26-year-old Jeramiah Johnson of Minneapolis. One of the passengers was identified as 21-year-old Kasae M. Stacker of Blue Island, Illinois.

Stacker, Johnson and the unidentified female passenger were all interviewed by La Porte Police.

Stacker was arrested and charged with two counts of counterfeiting and two counts of attempted counterfeiting, all Level 6 felonies.

Johnson was arrested and charged with four counts of aiding, inducing, or causing counterfeiting, a Level 6 felony.

La Porte Police said they began receiving reports about counterfeit $100 bills on Thursday, July 13. At least 7 businesses reported receiving fake money. Police said all the bills passed the counterfeit bill detector pens, but all bills had the same serial number.

If you have information concerning the recent counterfeiting cases, please contact La Porte Police Detective Corporal Brett Airy at (219) 362-9446.

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