3 Arrested in Gadsden Co. Counterfeit Money Ring

Pictures of counterfeit money
Posted at 11:41 PM, Mar 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-05 18:53:12-05

GADSDEN CO., Fla. (WTXL) - The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) arrests three people in a counterfeit money ring.

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office says they launched an investigation on Sunday, March 5 involving fake money being used at several local businesses in the area.

Working with the United States Secret Service, Johnny Wilson, 26, LaShelton Wilson, 24, and Cody Thomas, 31, from Albany Georgia were arrested in Gadsden County.

All three are charged with counterfeiting more than $2500 but less than $20,000, possession of forged bills, passing counterfeit bills, uttering of counterfeit bills and possession of tools for forgery of counterfeit bills.

They are currently being held in the Gadsden County Jail.

Gadsden Sheriff Morris Young warns local businesses and residents to be aware, as there could be more suspects and counterfeit bills circulating. The investigation continues.