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Suspected counterfeiting operation found in motel

Posted January 19, 2010

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— The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office has uncovered what investigators say was a counterfeit money operation inside a Fayetteville hotel.

Robbin Lynette Brown, 38, of 119 Crowder St., and Cecelia V. Robertson, 45, of 2593 Lake Jodeco Road, both of Jonesboro, Ga., were charged with counterfeiting, forgery, possession of counterfeit notes and felony conspiracy.

Investigators learned that phony $100 bills were being passed around in the community and traced them to the Holiday Inn Express at 1706 Skibo Road, where the two women were staying.

When deputies raided a hotel room over the weekend, they said, the two women stuffed 15 counterfeit $100 bills in the toilet of their room and tried to conceal the tools used to make them.

Authorities warned people who have $100 bills to make sure they are not counterfeit. The fake bills have a different texture and lack numerous security features, they said.

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  • workingforthosethatwont Jan 19, 2010

    it would be interesting to hear what kind of professional career they threw away to engage in criminal behavior.

  • Tarheelfan13 Jan 19, 2010

    Should not this actually be a federal matter instead of a local law enforcement matter? I understand that states have various counterfeiting instruments statutes but I was always under the impression that the direct production of counterfeit currency was a federal crime.

  • wildcat Jan 19, 2010

    Well they thought they would get money the easy way...by making it. After they spend some lovely time in prison, they will wish they was looking for a job instead of making the unreal money. Times may be hard, but not enough to committ a crime. 20 years for both.

  • Whatever Geez Jan 19, 2010

    Why don't she take some of those brains used to make money and make something of herself.....after prison of course.

  • fatchanceimwrong Jan 19, 2010

    Whenever you give money to a cashier and they mark the bills with that black pen, does anyone every take the pen and mark the bills they give you back in change?

  • Caveman93 Jan 19, 2010

    Caveman, can I suggest you take a macroeconomics course? Also, have you looked at the exchange rates lately for the currencies you are claiming have actual value versus the dollar?
    -tperciac

    I have and I don't like how much the dollar has lost so far since March...especially against the New Zealand and Aus Dollar..That's for sure!

  • beachboater Jan 19, 2010

    Someone asked me to make change for a hundred.

    I gave her a seventy and a thirty.

  • Dolphan Jan 19, 2010

    Go directly to jail, do not pass Go, do not collect $200...

  • tperciac Jan 19, 2010

    Caveman, can I suggest you take a macroeconomics course? Also, have you looked at the exchange rates lately for the currencies you are claiming have actual value versus the dollar?

  • Caveman93 Jan 19, 2010

    What I was eluding to was the fact she was counterfeiting cash which is pointless because it's the same thing the Fed does, print money from nothing.

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