Lafayette Man Accused Of Passing Fake Money In Scott, Arrested In Texas
At least four people are facing charges after allegedly passing counterfeit money in the cities of Scott and Duson, as well as in cities in Texas.
According to Scott Police Chief Chad Leger, his department and the Duson Police Department responded to complaints from local businesses that fake $50 bills had been used.
A review of surveillance camera footage determined 21-year-old Timothy Viator was one of the suspects believed to have passed the fake money, Leger said.
Investigators discovered Viator had left the state and had been arrested, along with three others, in Palestine, Tex., Leger said. The three other suspects were Troy Mouton, Jr., Colby Mitchell, and Joshua Breaux, all from Louisiana.
Scott Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Viator, Leger said, and the Duson Police Department is expected to add additional charges.