A man and a woman accused of passing off counterfeit money as real have been arrested in Murfreesboro. 25-Year old Lamont T. Williams and 22-year old Monquesha Horton were arrested after they were accused of using the phony money at McDonald's on South Church Street near I-24.
When police arrived on the scene, they found the duo sitting near the drive through line. They were said to be sitting in a white Ford Crown Victoria. Evidently, the staff at McDonalds claim they tried to use two fake $10 bills. When it was noticed it was fake money, they asked them to pull to the side for their order... that was when the staff made a call to the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Williams evidently gave police consent to search the Crown Vic. which is when police found money stuffed under the back seat where passenger Monquesha was said to be seated. Authorities say the cash was four fake $1 bills. Officers also found a fake $5 bill. McDonalds staff then handed over the two counterfeit $10 bills.
Williams later told police that he did not pay with the counterfeit $10 bills, but instead with a real $20 bill. Officers asked to see his receipt, but he denied having it. That missing receipt was later found in a McDonalds cup full of Sprite that was in the car. The receipt verified that the suspect paid with the fake tens and not a twenty.
The case will go to court on June 25, 2015. Both Williams and Horton, who denied ownership of the fake money, were charged with "Criminal Simulation."
MPD Arrest Report(s) 15-9526 B,C
MPD Incident Report 15-9526