Joshua Tompkins


A Monticello man has been arrested for allegedly using two fake $100 bills to purchase a cell phone.

Joshua Tompkins, 21, reportedly passed bogus bills featuring the phrase “For Motion Picture Use Only” to the right of Benjamin Franklin’s picture and on the reverse side where “The United States of America” should appear, according to a news release from Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober.
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A bench warrant was issued for Tompkins and he was arrested on December 5. As he was being booked into the Drew County Detention Facility, another fake $100 bill was found in his wallet, according to the news release.

The Monticello Police Department is also working a similar case on Tompkins.

Tompkins’ bond was set at $10,000.



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