3 Portsmouth men charged in counterfeit money scheme

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 30 at 10:34 AM

FRANKLIN - Three Portsmouth men are charged with trying to pass counterfeit money at stores in Franklin.

 

Police arrested Matthew Ryan Montoya, Gerald Leslie Neblett and Nicholas Iain Spencer after a worker at New Dixie Exxon reported someone tried to pass fake money.

Authorities got a description of the man's car and located it later in the day in Southampton County. "The suspect vehicle was stopped and the subsequent investigation led to the discovery of additional counterfeit bills," said Capt. Tim Whitt.

Further investigation by Franklin officers and Southampton deputies led to the arrest of the three men and more charges are pending, he said.

Montoya: Charges of conspire to utter, or attempt to employ as true a false, forged, or base coin, note or bill, knowing it to be false, 8 counts; Obtain money by false pretense, less than 200.00 dollars, 3 counts; Possess ten or more forged bank notes, 1 count

Neblett: Charges of conspire to utter, or attempt to employ as true a false, forged, or base coin, note or bill, knowing it to be false, 4 counts; Obtain by false pretense or token, less than 200.00 dollars, 3 counts

Spencer: Charges: conspire to utter, or attempt to employ as true a false, forged, or base coin, note or bill, knowing it to be false, 4 counts; Obtain by false pretense or token, less than 200.00 dollars, 3 counts

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