Walla Walla man second charged in counterfeit case

Justin C. Kirk is accused of passing fake $20 bills in the fall.

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WALLA WALLA -- A second suspect has been charged in Superior Court with passing counterfeit $20 bills at area businesses in November.

Justin C. Kirk, 31, of 1167 School Ave., is accused of two counts of forgery, which are felonies, and one count of third-degree theft, a gross misdemeanor.

Officials said Kirk and a co-defendant, Skyler I. Glasby, 23, used two of the fake bills to buy automotive products and gas at Sun Mart, 315 N. Second Ave., on Nov. 12.

Later that day, they bought printer ink, paper and a few other items at Walmart in College Place using eight counterfeit 20s, according to law enforcement reports filed in court.

Each of the bills involved reportedly has one of two serial numbers.

The charges against Kirk were filed Wednesday. He was not arrested, but is being summoned to court Monday for his first appearance.

Glasby was apprehended Nov. 30 in Walla Walla following a 21-hour standoff with police at a mobile home in the 1800 block of Plaza Way.

He remains in custody at the County Jail, awaiting trial Tuesday on three counts of forgery and one count of third-degree theft. The third count of forgery accuses him of going back to Sun Mart on Nov. 14 with a different man and buying lottery tickets using a single counterfeit $20 bill.

Officials said Glasby, of 1116 S. Third St., Dayton, is a known gang member with felony convictions in Columbia County.

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