All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
In September, a WalMart Loss Prevention Agent says that he was alerted by a cashier to the attempted use of an obviously fake $100 bill to pay for merchandise.
The security agent responded to the checkout line and recognized the suspect as Michael Brett Taylor, 33 of Higdon Ferry Road in Hot Springs. The security agent has had to deal with Mr. Taylor on previous occasions.
Mr. Taylor allegedly departed the building quickly and got into a blue Chevrolet truck. HSPD Detective Rhines was assigned the Forgery case. He reported to WalMart on Central Avenue and collected the fake bill and the video footage of the event.
Det. Rhines was able to verify the identity of the suspect on the video and was able to verify that the bill was fake due to the obvious sub-standard methods used to create it.
Det. Rhines swore out an affidavit for a warrant of arrest on Mr. Taylor. The warrant was served this month by Off. Riley & Off. Ugartechea when they arrested him at his home. Mr. Taylor is charged with Felony Forgery with a bond of $5,000.