Paducah Man Charged in Counterfeit Money Scheme
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A Paducah restaurant employee has been arrested in what authorities say was a scheme to transfer counterfeit money.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Office says a deputy responded Wednesday to a report of counterfeit cash being used at a local restaurant. The investigation showed 22-year-old Jeraltaviean Burton of Paducah, an employee at the restaurant, was involved in a scheme to transfer the bogus bills.

Deputies said a customer came through the drive through and paid for their meal with a counterfeit $20 bill. Burton then reportedly made change for an additional $40 in phony bills. The customer then gave the money back to Burton. 

According to deputies, Burton said he knew the customer, and that the money he was given was counterfeit. He was arrested and charged with first degree possession of a forged instrument.

Published 11:22 AM, Friday Jul. 13, 2018
Updated 08:31 AM, Saturday Jul. 14, 2018

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