COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) - A Columbus man arrested Tuesday may be to blame in most of the more than two dozen cases of counterfeit money in Columbus in recent weeks, 24-Hour News 8 news partner The Republic reports .
In the past two months, the newspaper reports, several counterfeit bills have been passed in and around Columbus at restaurants, gas stations and convenience stores. After publicity, Columbus Police Department received several tips that led them to Michael Orr, 56, who was arrested Tuesday afternoon at his home in the 200 block of McKinley Avenue on preliminary charges of forgery and maintaining a common nuisance.
Counterfeit money was seized at the home, the newspaper reports, as well as at another home in the 7900 block of West Jennings County Road 600 North, where another suspect had been staying.
Orr also faces a preliminary charge of dealing in methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school after remnants of a drug lab were found during a search of his home, the newspaper reports.
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