Nampa police, investigating numerous reports of counterfeit $5 bills circulating in the community, arrested a 37-year-old man on related charges this weekend.
Jason P. Janes of Nampa is being held in the Canyon County jail without bond on charges of possession of fake bills, possession of counterfeiting equipment and burglary. He is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday afternoon.
Nampa officers arrested Janes at a local retail store Saturday night after the store reported a man was trying to pass a counterfeit $5 bill, police said. Officers found more fake $5 bills in Janes possession, along with materials used to manufacture the money.
According to an NPD news release, Janes admitted to officers that he had manufactured numerous counterfeit bills and passed them at local stores over the past wo weeks.
Police believe there is still counterfeit money still in circulation in the Nampa area. If you encounter money that you suspect is fake, call Nampa police at 465-2257 or Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.