Flagstaff Police arrest counterfeit money maker

April 16th, 2018 at 5:23 PM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz –The Flagstaff Police Department has arrested Mr. Christopher Rock for multiple counts of passing counterfeit $100 bills.

On 4-13-2018 at approximately 8:38 PM, the Flagstaff Police Department responded to the 4900 block of North Highway 89 on a report of forged $100 bills. The Officer recognized the suspect as matching a suspect who had passed three other forged $100 bills at Safeway on South Plaza Way earlier in the day. Officers located him exiting a nearby business establishment as they were searching for him. They contacted him and arrested him without incident.

 Upon arrest the suspect was identified as Christopher Rock, 43 years of age of Glendale, AZ. Officers also discovered he had a warrant for his arrest from Yavapai County and was in possession of drug paraphernalia used to consume heroin. They also located methamphetamine in his possession and the tools used to make the counterfeit $100 bills along with several forged bills.

Christopher Rock, 43 years of age of Glendale, AZ

Mr. Rock was charged with possession of a forged instrument, seven counts of offering or presenting a forged instrument, possession of a forgery device, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was then booked into Coconino County Jail.

Detective Barreras has been assigned to this case. If you have been victimized by a person passing forged $100 bills recently and believe Mr. Rock may be responsible please contact the Flagstaff Police Department at (928)774-1414 or Detective Barreras at (928)679-4055.

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