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Eight arrested on counterfeit money charges in Alamance County

Alamance County Sheriff's Office generic (WGHP File Photo)

ELON, N.C. — Eight people have reportedly been arrested on charges related to counterfeit money in Alamance County.

According to the Burlington Times-News, the investigation began Nov. 28 when deputies responded to the Kangaroo at 1031 N.C. 87 North in Elon.  A clerk told deputies the store received counterfeit money from three people, but the suspects left before deputies arrived.

Deputies along with U.S. Secret Service agents arrested eight people between early December and the past week, the Times-News reports. 

The suspects were identified as Jason Kyle Lunsford of Elon, Kelsey Brooke Oldham of Elon, Steven Clay Eastwood of Liberty, Jennifer Simmons of Elon, Tara Deanne Crawford of Graham, Kenneth Ralph Blackwell III of Burlington, Jerry Lynn Shambley of Burlington, and Jon C. Butler of Burlington.

Lunsford is charged with two counts of possession of a counterfeit instrument and obtaining property by false pretenses.  His bond is set at $30,000.

Oldham is charged with with two counts of possession of a counterfeit instrument and two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.  Her bond is set at $9,500.

Eastwood is charged with possession of a counterfeit instrument, obtaining property by false pretenses and possession of five or more counterfeit instruments.  His bond is set at $75,000.

Simmons is charged with possession of a counterfeit instrument.  She received an $800 bond.

Crawford is charged with possession of five or more counterfeit instruments.  She received a $5,000 bond.

Blackwell is charged with possession of a counterfeit instrument.  He received a $1,000 bond.

Shambley is charged with possession of a counterfeit instrument and attempt to obtain property by false pretenses.  He received a $2,500 bond.

Butler is charged with possession of five or more counterfeit instruments.  His bond was set at $50,000.

Read more: TheTimesNews.com

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