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Worthington man arraigned for using 52 counterfeit bills to purchase television


WORTHINGTON, Minn. -- Brandon Limlee Thavixay of Worthington has denied charges he used 52 counterfeit $20 bills to purchase a 55-inch, $1,071 television from a local retailer.

He appeared in court Wednesday to be arraigned on two felony charges, counterfeiting of currency and theft by swindle, following the alleged incident in January.

Security footage shows an Asian man purchasing the television, stepping outside of the store and passing off the purchase to a second Asian man, later identified as Inta Mikie Vongsynha, who brought the TV back inside the store and returned it for cash one minute later. Video surveillance showed both men leaving the parking lot of the store together in Vongsynha’s parents’ car.


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