A Davenport man is accused of trying to pass a bogus bill at the Scott County Courthouse. He went to the courthouse last week to bail a buddy out of the county jail, but 35-year-old Yancy Cochran ended up facing charges himself, for forgery.
The Quad City Times is reporting that Cochran gave a courthouse clerk 300 bucks in $50 bills April 21st to spring a friend who was in jail for unpaid parking tickets. But one of the 50’s was counterfeit.
Deputies didn’t have any trouble rounding Cochran up later on. He had gone to jail himself last Sunday night on unrelated assault and harassment charges. Deputies say Cochran admitted making the counterfeit bill at his house.
By Phil Roberts, Davenport