Two people have been accused of attempting to pass counterfeit bills in separate cases in Madison County.
Richmond police said Rodney D. Hendricks, 30, of Richmond used a counterfeit $100 bill to buy two milkshakes Friday at Sonic on Big Hill Avenue.
“Upon examining the bill, the officer noted that it was immediately recognizable as being counterfeit,” police said.
Hendricks was charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
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On Saturday night, police were called to the Redi Mart at 430 North Second Street about a report of someone trying to make a purchase with a counterfeit bill.
Police said Aaron Raleigh, 27, had tried to make a small purchase from the store with a counterfeit $100 bill. He was charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and illegal possession of a legend drug. Police said they found him with 68 citalopram pills and five trazodone pills for which he did not have a prescription.
Joshua Raleigh, 26, and Amber Whittamore, 24, both of Richmond, who were at the store with Aaron Raleigh, also were arrested.
Joshua Raleigh was charged with public intoxication, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence. Police said they found a packet of heroin “on the ground with other items from the vehicle” where he had been sitting.
Whittamore had a syringe, a small amount of heroin and two tizanidine pills, police said. She was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
All were taken to the Madison County jail.