Three Chicago men were arraigned in Mecosta County on felony charges connected to passing fake money at area businesses.
Mecosta County Sheriff Detective Casey Nemeth says the three men were arrested on charges of passing counterfeit bills and conducting a criminal enterprise.
18-year old Charles Bradley Winston and 24-year old Demetrius Dontae Taylor remain in custody at the Mecosta County Jail each on $150,000 Cash/Surety bonds.
While 27-year old Derick D Taylor remains in jail on $200,000 surety bond.
Further investigation from April 10th and April 27th has reveal that at least 10 times the suspects victimized the Big Rapids area, stealing from 7 different businesses.
Detectives continue to work with the U.S. Secret Service and have now been in contact with Kent County and the City of Kalamazoo detectives reference similar crimes committed.
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