A 51-year-old Sheldon man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly trying to pass off a counterfeit $20 Chinese bill. James Koch is charged with 3-counts of forgery.
Watseka Police were called to a local business after a report of a man trying to, pass the counterfeit bill. The man fled when confronted. A second call from another business where the man also tried to pass the $20 bill befire fleeing. An Indiana man later contacted police to report he had accepted a similiar Chinese $20 bill from the suspect.
Police located the vehicle at another business and were able to recover the counterfeit bill. Koch was jailed in Iroquois County.