Friday, March 29, 2013
Two incidents of fake money at Solon businesses occured in the last week, according to Solon Police.
Two separate incidents of fake money being used at Solon businesses occured in the last week, according to Solon Police. Both incidents are under investigation. On March 20, a woman called Solon Police to say that she was shopping at Mustard Seed Market at Uptown Solon and received change. She then tried to use a $20 bill she received at the grocery store at a gas station, where the clerk told her it was fake. She called Mustard Seed and they agreed to take back the fake money and give her a real $20. The grocery store then gave the money to police. On March 23, an employee of McDonald's on Aurora Road was getting the daily deposit ready and noticed a fake $20 bill. The bill was turned over to police.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The information in this report is from the Solon Police. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
A Cleveland man was arrested for trying to use counterfeit money and filing a false police report in Solon, according to Solon Police. Jerome P. Robinson, 28, of Cleveland was arrested and charged with criminal simulation and falsification after it was discovered that he had used or attempted to use counterfeit $50 bills at various locations, according to a police report. In addition, police say he filed a false police report in Solon after he tried to pass some of the counterfeit bills in Cleveland and the Cleveland Police had been called. Police say he made up a story about getting the counterfeit bills from a Solon bankand was told that he would have to file a report about it in Solon.
Monday, November 26, 2012
The information in this report is from the Solon Police Department.
Solon fast-food restaurants lately have been hit with a string of customers using counterfeit cash, according to Solon Police. Police say that fast-food restaurants are discovering a number of fake $20 bills at their restaurants. The most recent case was found at Chipotle on Aurora Road on Nov. 20. Employees found two fake $20s after closing. Police believe the bills were used between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. that day. Other businesses that have found counterfeit money in Solon include McDonalds on Aurora Road and the Taco Bell and KFC on Enterprise Parkway, according to police. In the Taco Bell case, the employees noticed the money was fake before food was given out, but the counterfeiters got away, according to police reports.