Joshua McKinley

A scam that targeted pizza joints in the Illinois Valley may have ended after an officer went undercover as a pizza deliverer. 

Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei says in the past week three pizza places in Peru and one in La Salle were given counterfeit one hundred bills by 27-year-old Joshua McKinley who has addresses in Peru and La Salle.  McKinley allegedly picked an abandoned house in Peru to have pizza delivered to.  He would give the delivery driver a hundred dollar bill and get $80 in change.

When McKinley ordered a pizza Tuesday night, a police detective delivered the pizza and once he got the alleged fake money, other officers hiding in the bushes arrested McKinley.  He’s now locked up in the county jail facing a felony forgery charge.   

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