Two Lepanto men arrested for making funny money

Tyler Jumper (Source: Poinsett County Jail)
Tyler Jumper (Source: Poinsett County Jail)
Cody Cockrell (Source: Poinsett County Jail)
Cody Cockrell (Source: Poinsett County Jail)

LEPANTO, AR (KAIT)- Officers in Poinsett County have arrested two men for passing counterfeit $100 bills.

According to Lepanto Police, Tyler Jumper and Cody Cockrell both 18 were arrested after a counterfeit bill was found at the Lepanto Pit Stop.  Officers say an investigation led to Jumper's residence where it where another fake bill was found.  Police say they later learned Jumper had printed the bills at Cockrell home using a computer.  Several other bills were found by police in connection to the incident.

The two men are charged with forgery.  Bond for Jumper was set at $10,000 and Cockrell's was set at $5,000.  Both will appear court on September 2626th.

A U.S. Secret Service agent assisted officers in this investigation.

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