Four people arrested, accused of using counterfeit money in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ind. – Police in Columbus took four people into custody after they used counterfeit $20 bills at three restaurants.

Around 2 p.m. Thursday, police were dispatched to one of the restaurants after employees received the fake money. Police said the suspects bought items that didn’t cost very much so they could get change.

Two other restaurants also fell victim to the scam, police said.

A Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputy found the suspects on I-65. Four people were taken into custody: three adults and a juvenile.

Police arrested Kiara D. Ingram, 20, Indianapolis; Reveonna L. Barner, 18, Indianapolis; and Jayla M. Keys, 20, Speedway, and transported them to the Bartholomew County Jail on a preliminary charge of counterfeiting.

A 16-year-old girl was taken to the Bartholomew County Youth Services Center, also on a counterfeiting charge.

Columbus police detectives continue to investigate the source of the counterfeit cash.