SAN ANTONIO – A man was arrested and charged for using fake $100 bills to pay for items sold on websites like OfferUp and 5miles, police said.
San Antonio police said on Dec. 11, 2015, Jeremy Anderson, 36, bought a refrigerator, a digital projector with a screen and a ladder from a man at his home. The man told detectives Anderson paid for the items with $100 bills, which were later determined to be fake.
Detectives said Anderson later gave the items to a woman, who then sold them for real money at an EZ Pawn at 5629 Northwest Loop 410. An arrest affidavit didn't mention whether the woman had been arrested and charged.
Investigators were able to track down Anderson after he allegedly passed counterfeit money at a restaurant, where employees recorded his license plate number. Police collected the information and found Anderson's picture through his vehicle registration and license.
The man who sold him the refrigerator was able to identify Anderson in a photo lineup, police said.
Police believe Anderson is one of several suspects operating in a counterfeit currency ring in San Antonio.
Anderson is charged with forgery-counterfeit currency.