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Counterfeit money suspect arrested for forgery

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Investigators arrested a 29-year old Spokane man Saturday morning and booked him for forgery after he tried several times to pay local businesses with fake $20 bills.

Saturday morning 29-year old Jerud T. Moore tried to pay a business at 100 S. Divison with fake money. Employees there called police who responded immediately but just missed the fleeing suspect.

Investigation at the scene led officials to believe the suspect had gone to The House of Charity, which is where they later found Moore. One of his previous victims went to the House of Charity and positively identified Moore as the suspect.

He was booked into the Spokane County Jail under one count of forgery. Police say the case has been turned back over to detectives and Secret Service agents. Moore may face additional charges.

Authorities have been looking for moore since Wednesday night, when he fled after trying to buy food at Jack in the Box with fake money. That incident was the second time in two days that someone tried to pay the restaurant with fake currency.

Spokane Police went to the restaurant at 505 W. 3rd  around 7:00 p.m. after getting word that someone tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill.

The cashier checked the money with a counterfeit prevention pen and figured out that the money was not real. The suspect fled the scene without getting his food.

Presenting counterfeit currency is a class C felony and referred to as a Forgery.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other counterfeit currency is asked to call 242-TIPS or the Secret Service.