PAX, WV (WOAY) – Three people are have been arrested for possessing and passing phony money. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident.
Deputies with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to Pax regarding a counterfeit money complaint. The caller stated that he was approached by a female who asked if he could make change for a $20 bill. The caller made change, and later tried to use this $20 bill at a nearby convenience store. The store clerk advised him that this bill was counterfeit.
Further investigations led deputies to the female and her male companion. They advised that they knew the bill was counterfeit, and provided the location of the origin of the bill. Deputies executed a search warrant at this location on Weirwood Loop Road in Pax, and managed to locate additional counterfeit currency.
Nina Caldwell (30 of Pax) and Robert Forren (34 of Pax) were arrested and charged with a felony count each of Counterfeiting. They were unable to post a $10,000 bond set by the Fayette County Magistrate’s Office and were remanded to the Southern Regional Jail. Stuart Dotson (51 of Pax) was also arrested for counterfeiting after later turning himself in to the FCSD. He was released after posting a $7,500 bond set by the Fayette County Magistrate’s Office.
If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590, or through our Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department,” or you can contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP. This incident remains under investigation by Deputy C.M. Tomlin of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.