LIVONIA, MI – A Livonia man, already on parole, was arrested on charges of counterfeiting after Livonia Police investigated several reports of illegal money being passed to a local business owners.
Livonia Police have arrested Blake Smallwood, 45-years-old, of Livonia, on a multi-count felony warrant charging him with 2 counts of Counterfeit-Coins/Possession and 2 counts of Uttering & Publishing Counterfeit Bills or Notes stemming from a recent counterfeit currency investigation. Smallwood, currently on parole for Home Invasion; is alleged to have recently been captured on security video in Livonia at Riverside Arena and Larry’s Foodland passing counterfeit $100 bills. The bills had the same serial number and a red Chinese symbol on the back and were turned over to the Livonia Police Department.
With a combined effort from the Michigan Department of Corrections and the Livonia Police Department, Smallwood was arrested at his residence on January 29, 2020. Investigators recovered an additional 281 counterfeit $100 bills which if real would have a value of $28,100.00 from the residence.
Smallwood was arraigned on February 1, 2020 during an Out-County weekend arraignment and bond was set in the amount of $10,000 10%. Smallwood’s next court appearance is scheduled for February 13, 2020 at 9 a.m. for Probable Cause Conference .