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      Arrest made in Marquette counterfeiting

      A Marquette man is jailed in connection to passing fake money last year.

      According to the Marquette City Police, Joseph Paul Perry, Jr., age 25, was taken into custody last Friday.

      A warrant for his arrest was issued by the Marquette County Prosecutor's office for uttering and publishing a counterfeit bill.

      Perry allegedly passed a fake $50 bill to a Marquette retailer in October of last year.

      Uttering and publishing of counterfeit money is a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and fines.

      Other incidents of fake money being used last year in the Marquette area is currently under investigation on a federal level.

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