Man charged with passing counterfeit bills

A South Kitsap man will face a felony charge after he apparently tried to pay for food at a local fast food restaurant with counterfeit money.

Jacob Todd Kirk, 26, of Olalla, was charged with one count of forgery in Kitsap County District Court on May 5.

According to charging papers, the manager of a restaurant on Olney Avenue reported May 2 a man driving a gold Jeep Cherokee attempted to pay for food with a fake $20 bill. The manager gave a description of the man to Port Orchard police and took down the vehicle’s license plate. While police officers were at the restaurant, they received another call about a man in a Jeep Cherokee trying to pay with counterfeit money.

Police met with the suspect who denied knowing the money was counterfeit. The man told officers he was homeless and someone gave him the money.

He was arrested and booked into the Kitsap County Jail. Bail was set at $20,000.

The following charges were filed in district court from April 30-May 6:

• May 6: Gregory Lee Koths, 61, Port Orchard, harassment (gross misdemeanor) and fourth-degree assault; Casey Michael Stanton, 31, Port Orchard, two counts of second-degree retail theft.

• May 5: Colton Storm Rishel, 18, Port Orchard, violation of a court order (gross misdemeanor); Joaquin N. Mendiola, 51, Port Orchard, second-degree assault; Tionne Jadean Curry, 22, Port Orchard, second-degree burglary.

• May 1: Michael Joseph Salas Torre, 47, transient, failure to register as a sex offender (felony).

• April 30: Brett Mitchell Hollman, 21, Port Orchard, possession of heroin.


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