District man charged with having counterfeit greenbacks
A District man was arrested last week on counterfeiting charges after police and U.S. Secret Service agents raided his Northwest Washington apartment and found a stash of equipment that they believe was used to make fake greenbacks, authorities said.
Carlos E. Jones, 23, was arrested Thursday during the raid with six suspected counterfeit $20 in his pants’ pocket, authorities disclosed in court papers. Jones, charged in the District’s federal court with counterfeiting, was released Friday on personal recognizance.
Authorities wrote in court papers that agents and police discovered about $1,180 in suspected counterfeit bills when they served a search warrant at the apartment in the 700 block of Fairmont Street NW. Jones leased the apartment, authorities wrote in court papers. But it is not clear if he was living there.
Inside the place, police and agents also found “indicia” of counterfeit greenback production: latex rubber gloves with ink residue, a box of resume paper, two pairs of scissors, a paper cutter and 21 empty inkjet cartridges, court papers show.
January 25, 2010; 12:10 PM ET
Categories: Del Quentin Wilber , From the Courthouse , The District
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