Man uses fake money instead of employer check, arrested

Bradley Wayne Stowers (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office)
Bradley Wayne Stowers (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office)

BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -Authorities have arrested a man suspected of passing fake money on Monday.

According to the BaxterCounty Sheriff's Office, Bradley Stowers, passed a phony 100-dollar bill whilemaking a purchase at a Baxter county business.

They were able to tell themoney was fake because it was missing the magnetic strip and did not meet governmentstandards in the ink or the style of the paper.

Stowers had alwaysreceived a check from his employers to purchase equipment for work.

The business found itawkward Stowers was using cash to buy his equipment since he always used theemployer's check.

They contacted police anda warrant was issued for his arrest.

Stowers is charged withforgery and misdemeanor property theft and is being held in the Baxter CountyDetention Center.

He was released afterposting a five thousand dollar bond and will appear in court on May 2nd..

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