Sheriff: Counterfeiters caught in Jones County

Sheriff: Counterfeiters caught in Jones County
Tristan Carr
Tristan Carr

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Jones County Sheriff's Investigators were able to nab several alleged counterfeiters, thanks to tips from the public.

The information received stated Nicholas Rigby, 31 of Laurel, and Joshua McNair, 29 of Ellisville, had been making and passing off fake currency.

Tristan Carr, also known as Tristan Street, was another person connected to this case and was arrested Wednesday evening.

When deputies arrived on the scene to execute the warrants, McNair was walking out of the back of the residence and it was discovered he was the only person at the home at that time.

Deputies found several printers, a computer tower, and multiple pieces of counterfeit money.

McNair was placed under arrest and transported to the Jones County Sheriff's Department for questioning.

According to a news release issued by the department, McNair stated he and Rigby had been printing and passing on the fake bills.

McNair was aware of what was going on in the residence, but said Rigby was the primary maker of the counterfeit money.

McNair was charged with conspiracy to commit a crime – a felony.  His bond was set at $10,000.

Rigby was taken into custody on Monday and charged with sale of counterfeit substance.  His bond was also set at $10,000.

If you have any more information, please contact the Jones County Sheriff's Department at 601-425-3147.

This is an ongoing investigation and further charges are pending.