Investigation into Organized Counterfeiting Concludes with Six Arrests

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes Unit has ended a long-term investigation into organized counterfeiting this month. A total of six suspects face charges on various economic crime charges that stemmed from the investigation, which began last October.

20171018_121940The investigation began after counterfeit bills were located by an officer with the Punta Gorda Police Department during a traffic stop in October. An unusually large number of ink cartridges for a home printer were also in the vehicle. Spencer Parr (2/20/78) and Andrea Maher (2/10/81) were arrested during the stop. Also arrested in October was Daniel Shirley (1/9/93), who upon processing at the Charlotte County Jail was found to be in possession of counterfeit bills. The Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes Unit, a member of the U.S. Secret Service Task Force, took over the investigation in the counterfeit operation.

The extensive investigation resulted in the execution of four residential search warrants, resulting in the seizure of counterfeit U.S. currency and implements to counterfeit U.S. currency. Printers, scanners, printing ink, printing paper and other implements necessary for successful counterfeiting were confiscated. Over $7,000.00 in counterfeit $20’s, $10’s and $5’s were seized by law enforcement during the initial traffic stop and subsequent search warrants.

Six suspects were arrested for their involvement in organized counterfeiting:

 

268711-green-background-2048x1536-for-computerSpencer Parr (2/20/78)
Forging Bank Bills, Checks, Drafts, or Promissory Notes
Possessing 10 or More Counterfeit Notes
Making or Possessing Instruments for Forging Bills

Andrea Maher (2/10/81)
Forging Bank Bills, Checks, Drafts, or Promissory Notes
Possessing 10 or More Counterfeit Notes
Making or Possessing Instruments for Forging Bills

Daniel Shirley (1/09/93)
Forging Bank Bills, Checks, Drafts, or Promissory Notes

Sheena (Curry) McCurdy (3/27/85)
Possessing 10 or More Counterfeit Notes
Uttering Forged Bills, Checks, Drafts, or Notes

Kenneth McCurdy (2/15/84)
Possessing 10 or More Counterfeit Notes

Sheena Fromholz (12/14/82)
Forging Bank Bills, Checks, Drafts, or Promissory Notes
Possessing 10 or More Counterfeit Notes
Making or Possessing Instruments for Forging Bills
Possession of weapon by convicted Felon
Violation of Probation

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