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The Washington County Sheriff’s Department began receiving reports of counterfeit money being circulated in Washington County a little over a week ago.

Counterfeit money confiscated by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department who has arrested five in conjunction with the recent fake bill distribution.

As of today, five are in jail for suspected counterfeiting and the investigation is continuing. 

Sheriff Roger Newlon and his deputies began following leads and developed several suspects. Two of the suspects were arrested yesterday in Clark County, Indiana.

Sheriff Newlon and his deputies executed a search warrant today in Washington County and three additional suspects have been arrested in connection to the investigation.

Assisting with the investigation is Deputies Brad Naugle and Brent Miller, Pekin Town Marshal Jeff Thomas and Indiana Conservation Officer Neal Brewington.

The investigation is ongoing with additional details to be released at a later time.