Luling man arrested, accused of passing forged $100 bills
By LPR Staff
Quick thinking on the part of a CTR vendor led to an arrest on Friday night when a Luling man attempted to pass a forged $100 bill in exchange for services.
According to Lockhart Police Chief Mike Lummus, a 28-year-old suspect was taken into custody just after 11 p.m. on Friday when a vendor complained to a Lockhart Po
lice Officer at the Chisholm Trail Roundup that a man had paid with a forged bill.
Lummus said the man, identified as David Gonzales of Luling, was arrested shortly after the complaint was made when the vendor’s description led to officers locating him on the festival grounds.
“When they arrested him, he had another fake bill in his pocket,” Lummus said.
Though Lummus did not reveal the nature of the forgery, he referred to the bills Gonzales attemped to pass as “homemade $100 bills.”
Gonzales was charged with Forgery of a Government Instrument and booked into the Caldwell County Jail just after midnight on Saturday. He was released on bond later that day.