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Two Illinois residents facing counterfeiting charges

Posted: Sep. 14, 2018 12:01 am Updated: Sep. 14, 2018 11:37 pm

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Two Illinois residents were arrested Thursday in Hannibal after police said they were passing counterfeit bills at area businesses.

Brashawn D. Noble, 22, of Chicago, and Saeed W. Muhammed, 25, of Markham, have been charged with counterfeiting, a Class E felony. They face up to four years in prison, one year in jail and/or a $10,000 fine if convicted.

The Hannibal Police Department said it received reports Wednesday of counterfeit $100 bills being passed at local businesses, and the department posted an image on social media of a suspect. A Walmart employee saw the image and reportedly recognized the man in the store, and the employee contacted police.

Police said Noble and Muhammed were found and arrested, and both reportedly had counterfeit money on them. In their vehicle, police reportedly found $7,300 in counterfeit money.

They are being held in the Marion County Jail on $20,000 cash-only bonds.

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