One suspected counterfeiter arrested
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a man suspected of using counterfeit money in East Baton Rouge Parish recently.
Detectives said Tyrone Clark, 20, was arrested Wednesday in Jefferson Davis Parish as a fugitive from East Baton Rouge.
Clark is one of two men who deputies said used counterfeit bills to buy money orders at a Circle K station on Siegen Lane back on April 13. Investigators said Clark and another man went into the store about an hour apart and used fake $100 bills to buy money orders worth $600 total. Detectives said the bills had the same serial number, were printed from the same type of paper, and did not have normal currency security features.
Detectives said they're still searching for the second man seen in surveillance video passing the bills. He was wearing a red-and-white striped shirt with short braided hair the day the incident happened.
Anyone with information about that man's identity or the counterfeit money should contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office at 225-389-5000.