Fake $50 leads to Columbus man’s arrest

A man’s attempt to spend a fake $50 bill led to his arrest Saturday evening near downtown Columbus, according to authorities.

Sgt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus police, said police were called to the 1200 block of Washington Street at almost 9 p.m. Saturday on a report that a man had tried to spend a fake $50 bill, and then ran away from the store before officers could arrive. The suspect, 25-year-old Joshua W. Olmstead was found a short time later near 15th Street and Lafayette Avenue.

Olmstead was arrested on a preliminary charge of counterfeiting, a Level 6 Felony.