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2 arrested in connection with counterfeit money investigation

Updated: Tuesday, January 21 2014, 02:08 PM EST

By: NEWS9
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio --

Two people have now been arrested in connection to an investigation involving the use of counterfeit money in Steubenville.

Kenneth Lowe and Francisco Ortiz were set to appear in court Tuesday to learn their charges.

According to a police report, the manager of Speedway on North Third Street reported that a man used eight counterfeit $10 bills to purchase a prepaid credit card. The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

The manager and police detectives reviewed surveillance footage as part of their investigation.

Officials said a similar incident happened Sunday night at the CVS on Sunset Boulevard.

Police are reviewing both cases to see if there's a connection and the investigation is ongoing.

2 arrested in connection with counterfeit money investigation


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