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Apex teens charged with counterfeiting

Posted January 8

Gregory Paul Smith, left, Kurtis Lorin Clark, Dominick Louis Monaco and Geovani Israel Camey
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— Four Apex teens were arrested Thursday on counterfeiting charges, police said.

Gregory Paul Smith, 16, was arrested after he attempted to pass a bogus $20 bill at a Kangaroo Express convenience store at 705 E. Williams St., police said. During the subsequent investigation, Kurtis Lorin Clark, 18, and Dominick Louis Monaco, 18, were charged with possession of counterfeit $20 bills, which police said the pair tried to stash in a storm drain.

Investigators later searched the home of Geovani Israel Camey, 19, and found more phony bills, police said.


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  • Alonzo Eubank Jan 19, 2016
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    Counterfeiting is a federal offense and is investigated by the Secret Service. They face some pretty steep mandatory minimums here.. These are some serious crimes.

  • Gilbert Woods Jan 17, 2016
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    It is a felony and should prosecuted to the fullest extend of the law.

  • Jay Bettis Jan 13, 2016
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    Sounds like another round of "privilege and affluenza" to come...

  • Eric Josephson Jan 11, 2016
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    Charge them with being dumb. Since they are all pretty young, give them an hour of community service for every dollar they printed. That should give them plenty of time to reflect and give us some nice clean roads.

  • Norman Lewis Jan 9, 2016
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    The story I saw said they simply photocopied the $20 bill and had several copies with the same serial number. Probably used regular copier paper too. I doubt the bills really fooled anyone.The three legal adults involved should face the standard penalty for counterfeiting.

  • Bob Bruck Jan 8, 2016
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    Just being capitalists !!!!

  • Kevin Weidner Jan 8, 2016
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    Oh the ignorance of youth!

  • Shane Taylor Jan 8, 2016
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    Bwahahahahaha....THAT was AWESOME!!!!!

  • Dennis Midkiff Jan 8, 2016
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    They should have tried to pass the $20 at Supercuts