WESTLAKE, OH — Last week, a Detroit Road apartment complex got a strange letter sent to its leasing office. The U.S. Postal Service delivered an envelope marked to a “Dan Kay,” who allegedly was at the facility. Problem was, there was no at the complex by that name.
A leasing office employee then opened the envelope and found 32 counterfeit $20 bill inside the letter. The letter’s return address was listed in Colorado. The employee decided to call Westlake Police.
Officers and detectives investigated the case, learning that a resident in the apartment complex had been in the leasing office looking for an envelope. The same resident had picked up packages at the leasing office in the past.
The suspect, a 20-year-old Westlake man, was then identified and arrested. He was charged with criminal simulation through Rocky River Municipal Court.
Westlake Police say they also notified the U.S. Secret Service of the arrest because the Secret Service handles investigations into counterfeit money.
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