Quad-Citians accused of passing fake bills


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Originally Posted Online: Jan. 27, 2013, 10:41 pm
Last Updated: Jan. 28, 2013, 12:28 am
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By Laura Anderson Shaw, landerson@qconline.com

Three Quad-Cities residents were arrested in Sterling on Saturday night after authorities say they passed counterfeit bills in the city's Wal-Mart.

According to a news release, Sterling police received a report at 4:55 p.m. of a man and a woman passing counterfeit $20 bills at the Sterling Wal-Mart Supercenter. Other area Wal-Marts were notified.

About 5:15 p.m., Dixon Wal-Mart employees contacted the Dixon Police Department to report that two people matching the earlier description were attempting to return items at their store.

Jimmie D. Martin, 40, of Bettendorf, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and forgery.

Jeffery K. Morris, 46, of Davenport, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and forgery. According to the release, Mr. Morris is also wanted on a warrant in Rock Island County for retail theft and in Scott County on a warrant for felony theft.

Vauncile M. Ruby, 46, of Davenport, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and forgery and of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the release, Ms. Ruby also is wanted in Rock Island County on a warrant for retail theft.

The Sterling Police Department did not provide street addresses for those who were arrested.

The suspects were being held in the Whiteside County Jail on Sunday night. Their first court appearance is at 1 p.m. today.

Sterling police notified the Secret Service of the counterfeit bills.

No other information was available Sunday night.


















 



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