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Police: Man arrested for fraud wanted in Florida killing

Posted April 14

— Authorities in North Carolina say they've arrested a man wanted in a Florida slaying after he passed counterfeit money at a Hoke County Inn.

The Fayetteville Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2pdlTRb) 28-year-old Paul Alexander Khan and 29-year-old Nyasia Ebony-Joi Nelson were arrested Wednesday on charges of obtaining property by false pretense and use of a counterfeit trademark. The newspaper says the pair is accused of using counterfeit bills to pay a bill at the Raeford Inn.

The Hoke County Sherriff Office said in a news release that Khan and Nelson were taken into custody after deputies conducted a traffic stop on Khan's vehicle.

The release says authorities later discovered Khan was wanted in connection to a homicide in Orange County, Florida.

It's unclear if either Khan or Nelson has an attorney.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer

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