Livonia man facing charges after found with $28,000 in fake bills

A 45-year-old Livonia man is facing charges after police say he was in possession of and used fake money. 

Police say Blake Smallwood was caught on surveillance video passing counterfeit $100 bills at  Riverside Arena and Larry's Foodland in Livonia. 

Smallwood was arrested Jan. 29 at his home and investigators found an additional 281 fake $100 bills - equaling a value of $28,100. The bills had the same serial number and a red Chinese symbol on the back and were turned over to the Livonia Police Department.

Smallwood is facing multiple charges, including counterfeit coins/possession and uttering and publishing counterfeit bills. 

We're told Smallwood was on parole at the time for a home invasion. 

He's been arraigned and was given a bond of $10,000. He's due in court again Feb. 13. 

A mug shot of Blake Smallwood, 45

A mug shot of Blake Smallwood, 45