November 9, 2017-NICTD Police say multiple charges are pending after a South Bend man attempted to pass a counterfeit bill on the South Shore train at the Hammond station. According to a statement from Chief Robert Byrd, “NICTD Transit Police arrested a 33 year old man Wednesday night (11-08-17) after he attempted to pay for his train fare with counterfeit money. Timothy Ross, of South Bend, is being held at the Lake County Jail pending the filing of multiple charges.” An astute conductor is credited with noticing the discrepancy in the currency and notifying NICTD Police. “NICTD Transit Police Officer Raul Agosto arrested Ross after he was found to be in possession of $1,070 in counterfeit money and a handgun. A convicted felon, Ross is also wanted by Elkhart County authorities for Failure to Appear on a Criminal Recklessness charge. Detailed written instructions on how to manufacture counterfeit money were discovered on Ross at the time of his arrest.”
Anyone having additional information about Ross can contact the NICTD Transit Police at 219-398-6000. All information is kept confidential.
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