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Four arrested for involvement in counterfeit money ring

Money_rgbOVETT — Four people are now in custody in the investigation of a counterfeit money ring in Jones County.

Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Keith LeRoy says officers are looking for a fifth suspect.

LeRoy tells The Chronicle the four people arrested on forgery charges are Shawn Donella Wade, David Alton Wade, Leland G. Wade and Melissa Michelle McBride-Creel, all of Ovett.

LeRoy says investigators believe the ring has been operating since January.

He says nearly $3,000 of counterfeit money has been seized so far.

LeRoy says officers were alerted to the ring when someone tried to use a fake bill at the Little General Store in Ovett. He says another counterfeit bill was also used to buy two tires and two rims from a private individual.

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