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2 charged with using counterfeit $100 bills in Johnson City

Johnson City Press • Updated Sep 19, 2019 at 8:43 PM

Two Johnson City men were arrested Wednesday after counterfeit $100 bills were passed at several local businesses.

Police said one man paid for food at two fast food restaurants with counterfeit cash earlier this month. Xaviar Barber, 38, 2003 Heritage Place, was charged with two counts of criminal simulation.

On Sept. 5, police were called to Kentucky Fried Chicken, 1920 N. Roan St., after a customer that had ordered food and paid with a counterfeit $100 bill. The same circumstances took place at Burger King, 1910 S. Roan St., on Monday. Police said they identified Barber as the customer from both dates.

Barber was held at the Washington County Detention Center under $2,500 bond.

The second man, Armon Rakel Grant, 23, 204 E. Watauga Ave., Apt. 4, was accused of trying to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at Dollar General, 1121 N. Roan St., on Sept. 2.

Later the same day, he tried to get change for a counterfeit $100 bill at the Gas N Go at Food City, 2120 S. Roan St.

Grant was charged with criminal simulation and held in the Detention Center under $4,000 bond.

Both men were awaiting Sessions Court appearances set for Thursday.

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