An alleged attempt to pay for gasoline with counterfeit money Friday resulted in the man’s arrest.
Larue Jones, 20, allegedly told police he got the counterfeit $100 bill from a woman, but didn’t know the woman’s name or where she lived, Detective Mike Sweeney said during court testimony Monday.
Sweeney said Jones went Friday to a convenience store at West 28th Avenue and Blake Street and tried to buy $10 worth of gas with the counterfeit bill. When told the money was no good, Jones allegedly left without the bill or the gasoline and was stopped a short distance away.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $2,500 bond for Jones after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Jones with second-degree forgery.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Jones.