Alaska State Troopers seize counterfeit currency, suspect in custody
Published: Dec. 3, 2022 at 9:56 AM AKST
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - A Fairbanks man is in custody at the Fairbanks Correctional Center after an investigation by Alaska State Troopers (AST) revealed a counterfeit operation going on in the Fairbanks area.
According to AST, troopers received a tip about counterfeit currency being used around the community on November 29th.
On Thursday, December 1, troopers seized $5,000 in counterfeit currency from a room at the Aurora Motel and Cabins on College Road.
Art Ford was taken into custody and has been charged with Forgery in the First Degree, Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 3rd and 4th Degree, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
$10,000 in methamphetamine was also seized.
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