THIBODAUX, La (NBC33) — Thibodaux police arrested two people after an anonymous tipster alerted the department that one of them tried to use counterfeit money.
Around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, February 10, someone alerted police that Joshua Hyatt, 23, tried using counterfeit money. Hyatt was staying at a Motel on Canal Boulevard with his girlfriend, Michelle Bourgeois, 19.
Hyatt tried getting away from Police when they arrived, but after a brief struggle he was detained.
Through investigation, Police learned that Hyatt had printed the counterfeit currency.
Detectives found printing materials, a firearm, and marijuana on the scene.
Hyatt was arrested for Monetary Instrument Abuse, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Resisting an Officer, and Possession of Marijuana. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $3,500 bond.
Bourgeois was arrested for Possession of Marijuana. She is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $1,000 bond.