Money Scheme foiled by Monterey Park Police Officers
A man attempted to pass an allegedly counterfeit $100 bill at multiple downtown businesses last month, and fled the area after police were called to investigate, police said. According to police reports, the suspect attempted to use the bill to make change at a business in Monterey Park at about 8 p.m. on Dec. 27. After being rejected at the first business, the man tried again at another establishment nearby, which also refused the bill. The second business told the man that the police were coming, and the suspect fled the scene in a waiting vehicle containing two other people. Unfortunately for the suspect, the police were not that far away when they received the call from the store owner. They were able to catch up to the suspect and arrest him for fraud. The suspect is awaiting trial on bail, which should be later this week.