He’s accused of using counterfeit bills to buy jewelry. The charges are real.

Charles Brown
Charles Brown

A Gulfport man is accused of buying jewelry and paying for it with funny money.

Charles Jerrell Brown, 37, has been charged with false pretense.

According to Gulfport Police, Brown met someone interested in selling some jewelry. After checking the jewelry and agreeing on a price, Brown allegedly gave the victim $1,000 in counterfeit bills.

When the victim confronted Brown about the counterfeit bills, Brown fled, according to a press release from Sgt. Joshua Bromen.

Brown was developed as a suspect and a warrant issued. He was arrested Wednesday in the 2900 block of West Adams Street without incident.

He was taken to Harrison County jail with bond set at $20,000 set by Judge Melvin Ray.

Kate Magandy: 228-896-2344, @kmagandy