MO man indicted for passing counterfeit bills

MO man indicted for passing counterfeit bills

SPRINGFIELD, MO (KAIT) - A man was indicted Tuesday for passing counterfeit $100 bills in Mountain View, West Plains, and Springfield, Missouri.

According to a press release from the office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Stuart E. Thurber, 55, was charged in a six-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield.

Thurber was living in a travel trailer with no permanent address.

The indictment alleges that Thurber forged at least 93 counterfeit bills between January 2014 and April 2016.

He was caught spending $2,400 in counterfeit money.

He is also charged with one count of possessing digital and electronic images of $100 bills with the intent to defraud.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and the Mountain View, Ozark, and West Plains Police Departments.

It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Mohlhenrich.

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