Man Arrested For Trying To Pass Counterfeit Money

counterfeit3A Winchester man was arrested after allegedly attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at the South Jackson Street Shell in Tullahoma.
A store clerk told Officer Randy Baltimore that Garieon J. Simmons, 26, of Industrial Drive, Winchester attempted to pass the bill in the store for a gas and beer purchase. When the store clerk checked the bill with a marking pen it proved to be fake.
When the officer first spoke with Simmons, he first denied knowing that it was counterfeit but later admitted to knowing that it was a fake bill.
He told the officer that he threw it in the outside trash but after going through the trash the officer was unable to locate the money.
Simmons was transported to the Coffee County Jail and charged with fabricating/tampering with evidence. At last report he was being held under a $2,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear in General Sessions court Sept. 11.