Mississippi cops bust three men with counterfeit currency, printing equipment

Published 12:36 pm Friday, December 28, 2018

BOONEVILLE (AP) — Police in Mississippi have arrested three men they say were caught with fake checks, printing equipment and more than $9,000 in counterfeit cash.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 39-year-old Timothy Scott Mackin, 41-year-old Kevin Daniel Fugitt and 50-year-old Michael Ray Carroll were arrested last week on charges including possession of counterfeit bank notes.

Booneville police say officers conducted a traffic stop that night on the men and discovered the fake cash and related items. Police say officers later found methamphetamine on Carroll and charged him with possessing the drug.

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It’s unclear if the men have lawyers. An investigation is ongoing.