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Police: Man arrested after using counterfeit bills at Metro East mall

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Authorities arrested 29-year-old Corey B. Wilson on three counts of forgery and delivery of forged documents after he allegedly tried to use counterfeit bills in Fairview Heights. Authorities arrested 29-year-old Corey B. Wilson on three counts of forgery and delivery of forged documents after he allegedly tried to use counterfeit bills in Fairview Heights.

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Il. (KMOV.com) – A Fairview Heights man was arrested after going to multiple stores and buying items with counterfeit $100 bills, police say.

Authorities arrested 29-year-old Corey B. Wilson in the parking lot at the St. Clair Square Mall. According to investigators, Wilson used the counterfeit bills at eight different stores which raised suspicions among store owners. The owners alerted mall security and the Fairview Police Department.

When officers arrived at the mall, they found Wilson sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot. He and a woman who was with him were taken into custody. Officers took one of the counterfeit bills and determined Wilson had washed $5 bills and reprinted them to look like $100 bills.

Wilson has been charged with three counts of forgery and delivery of forged documents. His bond is set at $50,000 and is being held at the St. Clair County Jail. He also has active warrants through Macoupin and Randolph Counties in Illinois.

The woman who was with him was not charged.

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