Two people have been taken into custody in Dekalb County and charged with the Passing of Counterfeit Money and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st Degree.
Officers were dispatched to the Ft Payne Wal-Mart on suspicion of a man attempting to pass a counterfeit $100.00 bill. Shortly after arriving, officers were able to determine that the bill, along with another one, was indeed counterfeit.
Detectives then interviewed the suspect – 43 year old Aubrey Clayton Silvers, of Dalton, Georgia and learned he was there with another individual who was identified as Christy Ann Greeson, age 31, also from Dalton. Greeson was found waiting in a vehicle outside the store.
Both subjects were detained and held in the Ft Payne City Jail for investigation.
It was soon found that the two had also passed counterfeit bills in Scottsboro and, after the interview, and speaking with the Scottsboro Police Department and agents of the U.S. Secret Service both Silvers and Greeson were charged with three counts each of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st Degree.
The Scottsboro Police Department continues to investigate the incidents which took place there and those cases are pending the United States Secret Service is also conducting an investigation and federal charges could be pending as well.
Silvers and Greeson were later transported to the Dekalb County Jail, with their bond set at $45,000.00 each.