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Two arrested for allegedly using counterfeit money

Posted at 3:35 PM, Nov 04, 2019

VERMILION PARISH, La. - Two Gueydan men are accused of using counterfeit money.

Gueydan Police Department contacted the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office on Sunday in reference to counterfeit money being used within a business just outside of the city limits of Gueydan, according to Captain Drew David, spokesperson for the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office.

Bo Bourque and Tommy Lege entered the establishment and purchased items with suspected counterfeit bills. It wasn't until the suspects left that it was noticed the bills may have been fake.

The deputy was able to locate the suspects and make an investigatory stop, David stated. Upon further investigation, the deputy located other monies that were suspected of being counterfeit.

Bourque was arrested and charged with several counts of monetary instrument abuse, and Lege was charged with one count of monetary instrument abuse, and contempt of court.