Investigation into incidents of passing counterfeit bills in California and Tipton resulted in charges ranging from forgery and drug charges to unlawful possession of a firearm. The joint investigations included the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force, Moniteau County Sheriff's Department, California Police Department, Tipton Police Department and Jamestown Police Department.
Although the fake bills reported passed in these instances have been $50's and $100's, a significant number of fake $20s were found during the investigation.
Justin J. Dueber, 32, Jamestown, has been charged with felony forgery, unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest.
Toni Ann Kusgen, 33, Jamestown, has been charged with felony possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, forgery relating to $100 bills and forgery relating to $20 bills.
Allison M. Koechner, 25, Tipton, has been charged with felony possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and forgery relating to a $100 bill.
Justin T. Moore, 30, California, has been charged with felony possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
(For more of this story check out the April 27, 2011, edition of the California Democrat.)