From: Hannibal Police Department

Date: June 28, 2011

Phone: 573-221-0987         Fax: 573-221-3966

Contact: Lt. Kathy Davis

Hannibal Police officers investigate a suspect passing counterfeit money in Hannibal.

Officers were called on three separate occasions Friday and Saturday for reports of possible counterfeit twenty dollar bills. Officers were called to a business in the 1900 block of Market as well as the 4800 block of McMasters and River Bend Shopping center for the reports of fraud. During the course of the investigation a possible suspect was identified. On Monday at approximately 4:22 pm officers arrested Jamie E. Strong 22, of Hannibal for passing the bills without incident. Strong was transported to the Marion County Jail where he is being held pending the filing of formal charges. The investigation is ongoing.