Harlingen men arrested for using counterfeit cash at carnival
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 23:55:28 GMT —
Two Harlingen men got a ride to jail after they were allegedly caught using fake money at a local carnival.
Harlingen police arrested Rene Medrano, Jr. and Dimas Vincent Rivas on forgery and evading arrest charges.
The pair allegedly tried using a counterfeit $20 dollar bill to pay for a game on Saturday night.
Heart of America carnival workers off Dixieland Road alerted police.
After a short chase, officers arrested both suspects.
Harlingen Police Sgt. John Parrish said any business can be a target for fake cash.
"Just be careful, look at the bill, if you happen to have the brown pen, that always comes in handy, Sgt. Parrish said. But a lot of times you can just look. The ink will be smudged, the paper may not feel just right."
Police officers found a total of five fake $20 dollar bills.
Investigators told Action 4 News that that U.S. Secret Service will be involved in the case.