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Local woman arrested for passing phony bills at bar
A local woman was recently arrested by Putnam County authorities after being accused of attempting to pass counterfeit cash at Rodeo Bob's Bar in Cookeville.Tisha Elaine Burns, 41, of Evins Mill Road has been charged with criminal simulation in the case.Cookeville officers were reportedly dispatched to the bar to check out a separate disturbance at about 2 a.m. last Saturday when an employee told them that Burns had paid for $140 worth of alcoholic beverages with seven $20 bills that the clerk suspected to be counterfeit.Burns reportedly told the investigating officer that she had cashed her check at a Smithville bank and had later spent money at the Walmart store in Cookeville, and that she must have received the phony money back from one of those transactions.Burns was allegedly in the company of had her boyfriend, but her male companion reportedly left the scene when police began asking questions.Cookeville police transported Burns to the Putnam County jail, where her bond was set at $5,000. She will be in court there on June 11.