A Flowery Branch pair is in custody after police say they passed counterfeit bills at two different locations in Oakwood.
Matthew Allen Turner and Jean Leonita Wolfe of Flowery Branch were arrested on Tuesday, July 10, and charged with numerous crimes related to counterfeit bills and drug possession.
Oakwood Police Sgt. Todd Templeton said in a press release that police had received reports of counterfeit bills being passed at a Captain D’s restaurant and the Wal-Mart in Oakwood between June 26 and June 29. Police said $20, $10 and $1 bills were passed.
Investigators were able to identify the pair via surveillance footage and witness statements.
Templeton said police were familiar with Turner as the result of a prior investigation in which he was charged with purchasing used vehicles with counterfeit money.
Oakwood police and the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad went to a home in Flowery Branch and found Turner and Wolfe hiding in a bedroom before taking them into custody.
Templeton said officers found a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine, numerous pieces of counterfeit currency and copied/altered money orders.
Turner was charged by Oakwood police with seven counts of forgery in the first degree and Wolfe was charged with two counts of being a party to those crimes.
MANS agents charged Turner with 19 counts of forgery in the second degree and possession of methamphetamine.