Newark man accused of presenting fake $100 bill to pay bail

Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of a 22-year-old Newark resident following an investigation into an incident at the Law Enforcement Center.

Steven Wilcox, 22, of Newark was arrested on a warrant for felony criminal possession of a forged instrument after allegedly presenting a fake $100 bill in lieu of real currency for bail.

Deputies say that the fake $100 bill was presented with a real $100 bill. When processing his bail money it was determined that the second bill was a fake.

After the incident on May 29th and 30th – Wilcox was taken into custody on June 5th.

Wilcox was held on $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bond pending further court action.

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