|Friday, February 11, 2011 – Scott Wykoff|
|Salisbury Police have arrested two men who investigators believe were involved in a counterfeiting ring on the Eastern Shore.
Over the last month, investigators from the Salisbury Police Department, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police and Fruitland Police Department have been involved in the investigation of counterfeit currency passed in local businesses and restaurants.
Investigators say the suspects were using a laptop, a home printer with simple copy paper to print bogus bills and pass it off to local businesses as real currency.
This week officers executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence on Caroline Street in Salisbury related to this investigation.
Located and seized during the execution of the warrant were firearms, controlled dangerous substances, U.S. currency, counterfeit currency, and vehicles.
Police say they nabbed the two men trying to pass a pair of counterfeit $100 bills at a business in Salisbury.
In addition to 93 grams of marijuana and seven guns, police report investigators confiscated more than $62,000 in both counterfeit bills and and real currency.
Police say one of the suspects has a criminal record in Maryland and the other suspect has a criminal record in Tennessee.
A State’s Attorney says the pair could face more than 200 years in prison.