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Facebook Theft Scam..Counterfeit $100 Bill; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

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Hot Springs Police took a report of a theft scam involving counterfeit money through a scheme carried out on Facebook last November.

The victim said that he was contacted by LaBritanie Jazmine Brewer/Pollston, 32 of South Patterson Street in hot Springs, in reference to the sale of a rug and a couple of pillows.  The sale was announced on and this interaction began over the internet via the popular social media platform “Facebook”.

LaBritanie Jazmine Brewer/Pollston, 32 of South Patterson Street in hot Springs – allegedly admitted to running a Facebook scam with counterfeit money.

An agreement was made between the suspect and the victim to meet at the victim’s residence in the area of Jones School.  The 2 allegedly met up and concluded the transaction after making the $50 sale by collecting a $100 bill.  So, the victim traded the rug and couple of pillows and $50 cash for the suspect’s $100 bill.  The suspect departed with the goods & $50 (change for the $100) and the victim kept the $100 bill.

Later, the victim determined that the bill was a fake.  He contacted HSPD and a theft report report was taken.

On December 17, 2018, Ms. Brewer was arrested in Hot Springs on a separate charge of Felony Forgery and Theft involving an almost identical situation that allegedly occurred 2 days after the pillow sale.  She was interviewed by an HSPD Officer during her December arrest at which time she allegedly admitted to running the scam with the counterfeit $100 bill on the pillow transaction.

Ms. Brewer was arrested again on January 7th and is charged with Felony Forgery and Theft Of Property with a bond of $6,000 in reference to the pillow sale.  She also suffered a $7,000 bond surrender following this arrest.