4 people arrested at Indian River Mall for passing counterfeit $100 bills

Four people arrested in Vero Beach at the Indian River Mall after trying to pass counterfeit $100 bills.
Four people arrested in Vero Beach at the Indian River Mall after trying to pass counterfeit $100 bills. Photo by Indian River County Sheriff's Office.

VERO BEACH – Employees at Dillard’s department store notified law enforcement after four people were trying to buy merchandise in Vero Beach using counterfeit $100 bills, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies arrived at the Indian River Mall and located a vehicle that was described by employees at Dillard’s.

Four people were in a Volkswagen vehicle with bags of merchandise in the trunk. Deputies also found a semi-automatic .380 firearm in the glove compartment.

Three of the suspects declined to talk, but the female agreed to speak with a deputy.

According to the female suspect, they went to Dillard’s and other stores in the mall to pass the counterfeit $100 bills. They would make purchases and would return the items at a later date for cash.

She told deputies that they are all from the Ft. Lauderdale area and drove to Vero Beach to make the purchases.

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All suspects told deputies they were homeless and that a man gave them the counterfeit bills to buy the merchandise.

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Deputies located seven $100 counterfeit bills.

The suspects were identified as 21-year-old Xavier O. Rodriguez, 26-year-old Dayshan K. Henry, 21-year-old Liliana Young Suarez, and 26-year-old Corvalan, Ricardo Adrian.

They were arrested on multiple felony counts of passing the Counterfeit Bills and transported to the Indian River County Jail.

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Scott Lee is a columnist and reporter for Sebastian Daily. Scott moved to Indian River County in 2015 and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Currently, he writes part-time and manages a featured column about local businesses in Sebastian and Vero Beach.