A Racine man was arrested recently after attempting to launder counterfeit $100 bills at a string of retail locations.
Kevin Mayweather, 26, started going to stores, at least since November 2016, and buying low-priced goods with $100 bills, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.
Mount Pleasant Police were first alerted to an incident at Piggly Wiggly, 5201 Washington Ave. Surveillance showed two men purchasing items with the $100.
The two went on to repeat the method at the McDonalds, 1520 State St.. in Racine and Festival Foods and Walmart in Mount Pleasant.
Police believe that Mayweather’s accomplice in some of the incidents was Brandyn Conda, 22, also of Racine, the complait reads.
Mayweather was arrested in March. Also, a witness told police Mayweather was driving down to Chicago and buying counterfeit $100 bills reselling them for $30 to $40 in Racine.
Mayweather is charged with four counts of uttering a forgery, and Conda is charged wit three counts of uttering a forgery.