Tristan Robinson, 20, Amberwood Village Apartments, 1401 Meeks St., was arrested on June 27, following a traffic stop by a Dyersburg officer.
Shortly after reports began coming in of the counterfeit bills, Sgt. Chuck Barrineau was at the Green Village parking lot following up on a complaint of counterfeit bills at a fruit stand. While at the stand a witness saw a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle that was driven by the individual that had passed fake money. The vehicle was stopped and the driver, Tristan Robinson was taken into custody after a warrants check revealed Robinson was wanted in Tipton County, Tenn., on a capias out of circuit court on drug charges.
Criminal Investigator Lt. Billy Williams was called to the scene and upon further investigation he applied for a search warrant and executed it at Robinson's apartment on June 29. Officers seized counterfeit bills, a printer, and a large flat-screen TV that was reportedly stolen out of a burglary in Tipton County.
Robinson is charged with criminal simulation and is being held in the Dyer County Justice Complex.
"The investigation continues and area residents need to be aware that counterfeit bills may still be in circulation and should check all paper currency," said DPD Capt. Steve Isbell. "We had several witnesses that gave good descriptions of the suspect and his vehicle, which all match from the previous cases reported. Police and community involvement resulted the arrest and we are thankful for the community's help."
Isbell is asking anyone who suspects they have received a counterfeit bill to call the police department at 311. Also, if anyone has information about counterfeiting and alleged suspects they are urged to call Williams at 731-288-7652.