Man Arrested for Using Fake $100 Bill at Local Business

BROOKVILLE BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – A DuBois man is behind bars for allegedly using a fake $100 bill at a local business.

Court documents indicate the Brookville Borough Police Department filed criminal charges against 29-year-old Corey Sheldon Bigelow.

According to a criminal complaint, around 10:45 a.m. on February 9, Brookville Borough Police were dispatched to a business on Taylor Street for a report of fake currency being used.

At the scene, an employee provided police with a fake $100 bill and security footage of the incident.

According to the complaint, the surveillance footage showed a white male with a tattoo on the right side of his neck using the bill around 7:21 p.m. on February 8, then leaving in a black Chevrolet Traverse with two white females.

Brookville Police then shared the image of the male suspect to Sandy Township Police and DuBois City Police, and the man was positively identified as Corey Bigelow.

The complaint notes that Bigelow was visible operating the black Chevrolet Traverse in the surveillance footage and police found his license was actively suspended at the time for a driving under the influence conviction.

Bigelow was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Gregory M. Bazylak at 1:30 p.m. on February 17 on the following charges:

– Forgery – Unauthorized Act in Writing, Felony 2
– Theft by Deception-False Impression, Misdemeanor 2
– Driving with License Suspended/Revoked, Summary

Unable to post $20,000.00. monetary bail, he was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. on March 2 with Judge Bazylak presiding.


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