Man Arrested for Passing Counterfeit Money in Union City


Man Arrested for Passing Counterfeit Money in Union City

From Police Reports

A 20-year-old Pennsylvania man, who was wanted in Crawford County, was arrested in Union City after he attempted to pass counterfeit money in the drive-thru of a local fast-food restaurant last week.

An officer from the Union City Police Department was dispatched to McDonald’s, 61 N. Main St., Union City, at about 8:17 p.m. Friday, April 5, regarding the use of counterfeit money, according to a Union City Police news release.

Upon arriving on location, police made contact with the suspect, Jack Turner, 20, of Sweet Valley, Pa.

Any investigation into the use of counterfeit money will be reported and conducted by the United States Secret Service, according to Union City Police. Through the investigation, police discovered that Turner had an arrest warrant out of Crawford County for terroristic threats, according to the news release.

Turner was arrested on location and taken to the Union City police station. He was later released to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office on the warrant. The warrant for Turner’s arrest was issued after he failed to appear in court for charges stemming from an incident that occurred in the Borough of Cochranton in September 2018.

According to the police criminal complaint, Turner was charged with a first-degree misdemeanor county of terroristic threats after he allegedly told his girlfriend “I am gonna kill you [expletive]” before punching a hole in a wall, breaking a mirror and destroying multiple chairs in her apartment.

Turner was also charged with a third-degree misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct for fleeing from police wearing only his boxer shorts, running through neighboring yards and over fences throughout Cochranton for about 45 minutes, according to the criminal complaint. He also faces four summary offenses.

Turner was remanded to Crawford County Jail on $7,500 bail following his preliminary hearing before District Judge Amy Nicols on Sept. 15, 2018. He later posted bail and was released on Nov. 7.