A Leavenworth, Kan. man headed to jail was booked with counterfeit money in his possession, helping the Platte City Police Department bring its investigation to the Platte County Prosecutor’s Office.
According to court documents, two felony forgery charges were filed against Brent Penman, 33, last week. The move came after Penman was found with counterfeit $50 bills with serial numbers matching those from counterfeit $50 bills passed at the Price Chopper in Platte City back in July.
Penman reported to Clay County court on July 28 and was sentenced to 10 days in jail for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, according to court records.
Clay County officials found the counterfeit bills on him during his arrest and contacted Platte County authorities. After reviewing security footage from the Price Chopper taken on July 11, a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy positively identified Penman as the man suspected of passing the counterfeit bills that night.
According to a previous press release, the suspect used two $50 counterfeit bills to purchase two $50 gift cards about 10:30 p.m. that night.