COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Two people were caught trying to use fake bills at Wrigley Field concession stands as the Cubs played the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, prosecutors said.
Glen Rice, 32, of the 800 block of East 193rd Place in Glenwood, and Jennifer Taylor, 31, of the 11200 block of South Champlain Avenue, were each charged with two felony counts of forgery.
Rice and Taylor tried to buy items at several concession stands at Wrigley Field with counterfeit $20 bills, according to prosecutors and police documents.
But workers caught on to the swindling and called security officials who arrested the two about 3 p.m., according to police documents.
After a search, officers found that Taylor had additional counterfeit money, according to police documents. The documents did not indicate how much forged money the two tried to use in total. The relationship between Rice and Taylor is unclear.
Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. - who declared himself a Cubs fan - ordered Rice held on $50,000 bail and gave Taylor an "I-bond," meaning she could leave jail without posting a bail.
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