3 arrested in south Ga. with car full of counterfeits

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 2:45 PM
Last updated 7:05 PM
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WAYCROSS, Ga. -- Three people from the Atlanta area were arrested in south Georgia late Tuesday after detectives found envelopes containing $8,360 in counterfeit bills, Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal said.

Thousands in counterfeit $100s, $50s, $20s.  Morris News Service via Ware County Sheriff's Office
Morris News Service via Ware County Sheriff's Office
Thousands in counterfeit $100s, $50s, $20s.

After a Sheriff’s Office detective received information that someone driving a white car had left Waycross with about $10,000 in phony money, a lookout was issued for the vehicle, Royal said.

A Ware County sheriff’s deputy spotted a White Nissan with a Florida plate weaving across the northbound lanes and driving erratically on U.S. 1 near the Bacon County line, Royal said.

The deputy stopped the vehicle near the Dixie Union community where the driver, who said he and two companions were just taking a ride, gave detectives consent to search the car, Royal said.

In the center of the back seat, the detectives found three envelopes, one with 29 $100 bills, one with 70 $50 bills and a third with 98 $20 bills, Royal said.

“It didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out they all had the same serial number [for each denomination],’’ Royal said.

His office arrested a man from Hampton, Ga., and two women from the Atlanta area, Royal said.

The U.S. Secret Service is now investigating the case, he said.

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JRC2024 07/03/14 - 11:59 am
I fail to understand why

I fail to understand why someone doing a criminal activity would drive a car in such a way that brings attention to them. I guess they are just not too bright in the first place. They surely must realize that there are people that are a lot smarter than they are that will see them. Maybe not when you consider what they are doing.

nocnoc 07/03/14 - 03:31 pm
3 arrested in south Ga. with car full of counterfeits

an all it took was 29 $100 bills, 70 $50 bills and 98 $20 bills.

That's awful small car.

corgimom 07/03/14 - 08:35 pm
JRC, because they weren't

JRC, because they weren't driving erratically. That's the BS story, just like the "speeding" or the "burned out taillight." Or the "anonymous tipster."

An informer told on them, they knew exactly what they would find when they stopped the car for "driving erratically. "

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