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Warrant issued for suspect in counterfeit money case

A warrant was issued in Grand Traverse County for Christopher Martin's arrest but Martin is still in the Kalkaska County Jail (Photo courtesy of the Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office).

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A man arrested for a parole violation in Kalkaska County faces multiple charges in Grand Traverse County.

Christopher Martin, 27, was arrested Sunday, March 11 and held in the Kalkaska County Jail on a parole retainer while Traverse City Police continue an investigation into the use of counterfeit money.

Police said Martin used counterfeit $50 bills at three locations in Traverse City and had a "substantial amount" of counterfeit bills in his car.

A warrant from Grand Traverse County was issued for Martin's arrest Monday but the warrant is still outstanding, according to court records.

Martin faces charges of possession of counterfeit bank/state/municipal bill, utter/publish, possession of marijuana and habitual offender -third offense.

In 2016 Martin was released from prison after serving time on drug charges out of Grand Traverse County and was assigned to serve his parole in Kalkaska County.

As of Wednesday Martin is still in the Kalkaska County Jail.

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