SCSO makes arrest, warn citizens of counterfeit money

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of counterfeit money possibly being circulated in the area, as one arrest has been made as a result of the investigation.

Blair

According to a press release on May 23, The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the community to counterfeit $100 bills possibly in circulation.

“These counterfeit bills all bear the same serial number, LB45440078L, and each bill bears apparent Asian characters stamped on the rear. The bills otherwise appear to resemble real U.S. currency in look and feel,” the release read.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said at least one other local agency has reported currency of a similar description being recently tendered at a local business. Local merchants and residents are urged to closely inspect any $100 bills in their possession. If any bills matching this description are located, SCSO urges citizens to notify a local law enforcement agency and to not attempt to further circulate the bills.

This public warning is a result of a recent investigation and related arrest by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. On May 21, investigators with the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division executed a search warrant at a residence on Glenn Road in Wilsonville.

This search warrant led to the seizure of $40,200 in counterfeit U.S. currency, as well as drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Subsequently, 48-year-old Adrienne Elaina Blair of Wilsonville was arrested on charges of first degree possession of a forged instrument, second degree unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. She was recently released from jail on a $17,000 bond.

For information on current or recently released inmates from the Shelby County Jail, visit Shelbyso.com.

Anyone with additional information about this crime should contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office directly at 669-4181, the secret witness line at 669-9116, or through the website.