Man accused of passing fake $20 bills in Beloit

Juan Lopez
Juan Lopez

BELOIT, Wis. (WBAY) – Authorities say they arrested a 24-year-old man after he was seen passing around several fake $20 bills in Beloit.

The Wisconsin Crime Alert Network says Juan Manuel Lopez had several fake bills with the serial numbers MD14514005C and 1263061085G. An alert was sent statewide so that people are notified that fake bills are being circulated in Wisconsin.

Lopez was arrested at 4:50 a.m. Saturday after passing some of the bills outside of businesses in Beloit.

He claims to have ties to Kenosha, Belvidere, Ill., Chicago and Georgia. He told police he was given the fake $20 bills as change after buying marijuana in Kenosha.