The suspects were arrested after they confessed to passing off fake $100 bills at three Woodward convenience stores, said Harper County Sheriff Marty Drew.
The suspects also confessed to hitting two other stores in the Oklahoma City area, he
So in addition to the charges already filed against the suspects in Harper County
, more counterfeiting charges are pending in Woodward County and yet more may come from the Oklahoma City area.
But while the suspects passed the fake bills in Woodward and Oklahoma City, they printed the money in Buffalo, Drew
said computers and printers were seized as evidence, as well as remains from other counterfeit money which the suspects had attempted to burn.
said they were originally able to identify the first of the four suspects after his
office received a tip that the suspect was printing counterfeit bills.
then used that tip to work in conjunction with the Woodward Police Department
, which he
knew had experienced some counterfeit cases and had video surveillance of the perpetrator.
Sgt. Billy Parker were able to connect the video of the suspect to a picture that Drew
provided, and thus both agencies were able to make substantial progress in their investigations.