Three charged with using fake $100 bills at Anniston bars
by Rachael Brown
rbrown@annistonstar.com
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Audrianna Triana Swink
Audrianna Triana Swink
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Christopher Dale Grayson
Christopher Dale Grayson
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Justin Javarius Cleveland
Justin Javarius Cleveland
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Anniston police charged three people Thursday with using counterfeit money at two local bars earlier this month.

Christopher Dale Grayson, 31; Audrianna Triana Swink, 22; and Justin Javarius Cleveland, 24, all from Anniston, were charged with first-degree possession of a forged instrument, a felony.

Anniston police Capt. Allen George said on Aug. 4 police were dispatched to AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grille on the 1500 block of Hillyer Robinson Parkway. George said a woman tried to use a fake $100 bill at the bar. The bar’s security detained the woman until police arrived, he said. While officers were questioning the woman, a man tried to use another fake $100 bill, the captain said.

Both suspects, who were identified as Swink and Cleveland, said they didn’t know the money was counterfeit, George said. Swink and Cleveland also told police they didn’t know each other, he said.

The following day, police received a report from The Smoking Moose on the 1200 block of Noble Street that employees discovered 14 counterfeit $100 bills were used at the bar on the night of Aug. 4, George said.

Police reviewed surveillance video footage from The Smoking Moose, George said, and identified Swink, Cleveland and Grayson as the suspects. George said another arrest could be pending in the case.

All three suspects were released by this morning on bonds from the Anniston City Jail. Swink was charged with two counts of possession of a forged instrument, a felony, and her bond was $20,000. Cleveland is charged with one count of possession of a forged instrument, and his bond was $10,000. Police charged Grayson with possession of a forged instrument as well as attempting to elude police and third-degree criminal trespassing, both misdemeanors. Grayson’s bond was $10,800. Court appearances are scheduled for Sept. 16.

Staff Writer Rachael Brown: 256-235-3562. On Twitter @RBrown_Star.

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