3 arrested in south Ga. with car full of counterfeits

Thousands in counterfeit $100s, $50s, $20s.

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.

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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