Police: Man used fake money to purchase items via Craigslist

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly using counterfeit money to purchase electronic items on Craigslist.

Police reported Kenneth Strickland, 21, is suspected in several fraud cases where people sold items to him via Craigslist, only to discover the money he paid with was fake.

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According to an affidavit, Strickland purchased an Apple Macbook Pro computer on Feb. 25 for $850. He reportedly paid with eight $100 bills and one $50 bill.

The victim later noticed the texture of the bills felt different and that five of the $100 bills had the same serial number.

A photo lineup including Strickland was shown to the victim, who reportedly positively identified Strickland as the man who paid for the computer.

Strickland was booked in the Metro jail on charges of forgery and theft. His bond was set at $40,000.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges are anticipated.

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