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Moniteau County arrests four for counterfeiting

Moniteau County arrests four for counterfeiting

April 21st, 2011 in News

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.)