HAMMOND, La. -- Police arrested a man for allegedly attempting to buy a car using phony $100 bills.
Monday, police were called to a residence on Marley Drive. A man told police that Deshaun Williams had tried to buy a car from him using counterfeit bills.
Police said they found Williams a short time later and he was identified by the man given the phony cash.
Williams was arrested for theft by fraud, monetary instrument abuse and introduction of contraband in a penal institute where officers recovered marijuana and hydrocodone during the booking process.
According to Hammond Police, during the investigation, officers recovered over $17,000 worth of fake $100 bills.
Police are warning residents and retailers to aware of this fake bill. The bills have “FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY” written on the right side of the bill.