Last updated: March 07. 2014 4:49PM - 1657 Views
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A Washington C.H. man was arrested Thursday for allegedly using counterfeit $100 bills at Fayette Pharmacy and Subway.

Nicholaus A. Johns, 33, of 933 Gregg St., is being held in the Fayette County Jail on two counts of criminal simulation and two counts of failure to appear in court.

On Feb. 19, Washington C.H. Police responded to a call of a fake $100 bill at Subway, 19 Fayette Center. Subway employees identified the bill as counterfeit and when they did, Johns reportedly ran out the door.

Also on Feb. 19, Johns went into Fayette Pharmacy, 1122 Columbus Ave., and purchased a notebook worth $11.79 with a $100 bill, police said. The clerk at Fayette Pharmacy later told police that the bill was wet and she did not realize it was counterfeit at the time, according to reports. Johns had told the clerk that the bill was wet because his child spilled coffee on it.

The clerk and store manager called WPD the next day once they realized the bill was counterfeit, reports said. The clerk said that she saw on Facebook that counterfeit $100 bills are being circulated in the area.

Police obtained video from Subway and Fayette Pharmacy of the offender and Johns was positively identified. Arrest warrants were issued.

On Thursday, a probation officer told police that Johns was at the Flagway gas station at 1537 N. North St. Police arrived at the gas station and placed Johns under arrest.

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