Detectives with the Owensboro Police Department, in cooperation with the United States Secret Service, have completed an investigation that started on March 6, 2012, concerning the transfer of counterfeit currency into the local Owensboro marketplace.

The counterfeit $100, and $20 bills were initially brought to the attention of Police after being contacted by a local bank. The investigation culminated in the below four persons being charged.

 

Charged:

Benjamin C. Ray

Address Not Available

W/M/20

Charges:

3 Counts) Criminal Possession Forged Instrument – 1st Deg – Class C

Possession of a Forgery Device – Class D Felony

Jeremy S. Smith

1604 W. 4th Owensboro, KY. 42301

W/M/26

Charges:

Criminal Possession Forged Instrument – 1st Deg – Class C Felony nsbo

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Kevin R. Hester

1302 W. 2 nd Street #23

Owensboro, KY. 42301

W/M/35

Criminal Possession Forged Instrument – 1st Deg – Class C Felony

William R. Haney1600 W. 4th Street Apt. D

Owensboro, Ky. 42301

W/M/30

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