Smithfield Man Charged With Possessing Counterfeit Money

Smithfield Police said they seized counterfeit $20 and $100 bills during a routine traffic stop.  Around 3:00am last Friday, Jan. 10th police stopped a vehicle for a violation on Booker Dairy Road near Bayhill Drive.

During the stop, officers allegedly found the fake bills in the possession of 28 year-old Hunter Austin Jones of Alpin Court, Smithfield.

Jones was charged with a single felony count of possession of counterfeit currency.  Bail was set at $2,000. The bogus bills were seized as evidence.