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Area Man Arrested for Counterfeit Bill Production
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A tip received after a Facebook post has led to the arrest of a man accused of using counterfeit money at three Paducah businesses.

On Wednesday, information and a picture of a man suspected of using counterfeit money was posted to the Paducah Police Department's Facebook page. A short time later someone anonymously contacted Crime Stoppers, saying they believed the man was 36-year-old David A. Salin of Cave-In-Rock, IL, who staying in Paducah at the time.

Officers were able to track down where Salin had been staying, and found evidence of the production of the counterfeit bills and learned that he might be leaving the area.

Law enforcement contacted Salin's family and were provided information about the vehicle he should have been driving, and learned that Salin may have gone to Harrisburg, IL. Authorities in Harrisburg were contacted, and a short time later Salin was located and arrested after a vehicle pursuit. Officers allegedly found more evidence of counterfeit money production in the vehicle.

Paducah Police have obtained warrants charging Salin with eight counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, and additional charges are pending. Salin also faces charges in the following counties:

Saline County, IL (charges unlisted)

Union County - Warrant for failure to appear on a charge of misdemeanor theft, possession of marijuana, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

Livingston County - Warrants for charges related to first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Published 01:29 PM, Thursday Nov. 21, 2019
Updated 10:51 AM, Saturday Nov. 23, 2019

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