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Paducah Man Arrested With Fake Currency
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A traffic stop Monday morning resulted in more charges for a Paducah man who was already wanted on outstanding warrants.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office, detectives observed 23-year-old Christopher Fontana leaving a local business on Bridge Street. They say detectives were aware that Fontana had active arrest warrants from a previous case.

Detectives stopped the vehicle in which Fontana was riding. He was allegedly in possession of multiple denominations of fake currency at the time of his arrest on the outstanding warrants. They say many of the bills had been altered to look like real money.

They said Fontana had allegedly attempted to make a purchase with the fake currency at a local business.

Fontana was charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

He was lodged in the McCracken County Jail.

Published 05:09 PM, Monday Jul. 13, 2020
Updated 12:13 PM, Tuesday Jul. 14, 2020

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