Pair Arrested for Cashing Counterfeit Bottle Return Slips at Busch's

 08/02/2017 - 14:21

A man and woman will face charges for allegedly cashing counterfeit bottle return slips at Busch’s July 28.

A manager at Busch’s called police to report the fraud. He told police that on July 28, the pair entered the store. The man, a 38-year-old from Lansing, and the woman, a 27-year-old from Lansing, each cashed in bottle slips for $25.

This incident came on the heels of people cashing $170 worth of bottle slips July 21 and July 16.

The manager called police after the July 28 incident. Video showed the couple leaving and getting into a white van with lettering on its side. Police found the vehicle and its occupants at Tim Horton’s around 11:15 a.m.

In the vehicle police found 20 bottle slips from Kroger and Busch’s. Police believed they were templates for the counterfeit slips.

Police also founded an open bottle of cognac and what they suspect was marijuana in a purse.

Both were arrested. The prosecutor’s office authorized misdemeanor complaints of false pretenses against both people. A complaint for operating with a suspended license was also approved by the prosecutor’s office. The man also faces a charge for an open alcohol container in a vehicle.

Police await the results of lab tests before they file for drug possession charges against the woman.

Complaints Authorized After Assault

The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office has authorized one assault complaint and one domestic violence complaint against a 42-year-old Saline woman.

Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Valley Circle Drive at about 3:45 p.m., July 25 for reports of females yelling and fighting.

The 42-year-old suspect told police she lived in the apartment with her ex-girlfriend until the day previous, when she caught her kissing another woman at work. All three women work at Faurecia.

The suspect told police she went to the apartment July 25 to retrieve belongings when she saw the other woman in the apartment, she lost control and pushed her ex-girlfriend and “went at” the other woman.

The ex-girlfriend told police that the suspect started to unlock the door. She tried to keep her out, but the suspect forced the door open, knocking her down. She then went after the 19-year-old woman, pushed her into the bedroom, pinner her against the bed by her neck and struck her in the temple, according to the victim.

On the previous day, the suspect “trashed the apartment,” according to the ex-girlfriend.

The suspect was arrested and jailed. On release she was instructed not to contact either victim. She allegedly violated the conditional bond by texting her ex-girlfriend and calling her phone.


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