A Meriden man accused of assaulting his girlfriend is facing additional charges after police say he was found with a counterfeit $100 bill.
Jevaun A. Phillips, 33, of Collindalle Drive, was arrested by Middletown Police on Jan. 29.
According to police, a witness reported seeing Phillips and his girlfriend, identified as Andrea M. Cruz, 20, of Middletown, fighting in a car parked in the Luce Restaurant parking lot at 98 Washington Street.
When an officer approached Cruz, she had minor injuries to her face and chest, a report says.
Further investigation revealed that Phillips was in possession of the counterfit cash, which was confirmed by the U.S. Secret Service, according to the report.
In addition, police found a marijuana grinder with residue they say belonged to Cruz. She was charged with breach of peace and non-student possession of drug paraphernalia near a school.
Phillips was charged wiith forgery and third degree assault. Police say his license was also suspended.
The pair are due back in court on Feb. 8.
Middletown Patch editor Cassandra Day contributed to this report.