PINOLE -- Police arrested two Southern California men outside a sporting goods store Tuesday after a report of a counterfeit $100 bill being passed led to the discovery of more bills, a printer and a stash of recently purchased goods.
Officers were called to a Big Five Sporting Goods store on Fitzgerald Drive around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a customer passing a counterfeit $100 bill.
Officers arriving on the scene identified James Corbin, 55, of West Covina, as he walked through the parking lot. He later admitted to to trying to pass the counterfeit bill, police said.
A search of Corbin's car turned up more counterfeit bills, a printer, and other property that appeared to be "recently purchased" from other Bay Area stores, police said.
Corbin was traveling with a friend, 48-year-old Scott Moulton, of Pasadena, who was arrested on an unrelated warrant, police said. Detectives said they believed the two men had been passing the counterfeit bills during their travels north from Southern California.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Justin Takacs at 510-724-8944.