S.P. Police Arrest Man for Passing Counterfeit Money
The Southern Pines have arrested Christopher Ryan Connell, 23, of Vass, and charged him in connection with an investigation into the passing of counterfeit money.
Connell is charged with three counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.
The arrest stems from an investigation into the passing of fake money at two Southern Pines businesses on April 19.
Connell appeared before a Moore County magistrate and was remanded to the Moore County jail under $10,000 secured bond pending a hearing on Aug. 1 in Moore County Court.
The investigation into additional cases where counterfeit currency has been passed is continuing and the United States Secret Service is assisting.
Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to contact the Southern Pines Police Department Investigation Division at (910) 693-1481 or the Crime Tip Line at (910) 693-4110.
The Southern Pines Police Department encourages businesses to closely examine paper currency of any denomination.
Counterfeit detection pens are available through office supply and other stores and can be an effective way to determine if a bill is counterfeit, police say.
If you suspect a bill is counterfeit, hold the bill and contact your local law enforcement agency. Be sure to get a description of the person who passed the bill as well as any vehicle in which the person may be operating or is a passenger.
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