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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”.
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.