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Hoke bogus bills case leads to arrest of Florida murder suspect

Posted April 13

Paul Alexander Kahn and Nyasia Ebony-Joi Nelson

— A report from a Raeford motel about a customer passing counterfeit money led to the arrest Wednesday of a man wanted on a murder charge in Florida, authorities said.

Paul Alexander Kahn, 28, was taken into custody during a traffic stop after managers at the Raeford Inn, at 8290 Fayetteville Road, called deputies to report that he had used some phony money to pay his bill, authorities said. He was charged with obtaining property by false pretense and use of counterfeit trademark, and authorities also learned he had an outstanding first-degree murder warrant from Florida.

Details of the Florida case weren't available Thursday.

Kahn is being held without bond in the Hoke County jail awaiting extradition.

Authorities also charged Nyasia Ebony-Joi Nelson, 29, of 126 Cabin Creek Road in Athens, Ga., with obtaining property by false pretense and use of counterfeit trademark. She was being held under a $25,000 unsecured bond.

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