JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man was arrested Friday afternoon after he tried to use a counterfeit bill at a grocery store.
An officer was called out to Cash Saver, 3106 Southwest Drive, in reference to a man trying to use a counterfeit $100 bill.
The manager told Officer Christopher Jefferson that a man named Adam Freeman tried to use the fake money.
A cashier said Freeman came to her register trying to buy cotton candy and asked her if she could break the $100 bill.
The cashier called for a manager to ask if she could break it. The manager said Freeman hesitated when she asked for the bill.
When two managers realized the bill was fake, they held Freeman and called police.
Freeman denied knowing the money was fake. He told police that a man in his neighborhood needed change, so he gave him ten $20 bills for two $100 bills.
According to the JPD incident report, Freeman told the officer that he was on probation and consented to a search of his truck.
He told Officer Jefferson there was a 22-caliber rifle in the back of the truck that belonged to one of his friends.
Freeman was arrested and taken to the Craighead County Detention Center. He was charged with felonies for first degree forgery and possession of firearm by certain persons.
He was previously convicted of felonies for aggravated assault on a family or household member and possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.
He is expected back in court Nov. 20.
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