Two separate traffic stops on Interstate 59 over two days by Jones County Sheriff’s Department Interdiction Sergeant Jeff Monk has led to the arrests of three individuals on forgery charges.
On Monday, January 31st, Sgt. Monk stopped a vehicle occupied by Lafiq Gilmore, age 22, and Tazshea Porter, age 22.
A search of their vehicle yielded over $200,000 in counterfeit checks, several thousand blank checks, and equipment to print counterfeit checks. Both subjects were arrested and charged with Forgery – Over $1,000.
On Tuesday, February 1st, Sgt. Monk stopped a vehicle occupied by Corey Green, age 36.
A search of his vehicle yielded numerous printed counterfeit checks, several hundred blank checks, and equipment to print counterfeit checks.
“Our interdiction efforts continue to provide outstanding results,” notes Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin. “Often those efforts are directed toward illegal narcotics trafficking and funds derived from the sale of illegal narcotics. However, we are always on the lookout for counterfeiters and these three arrests by JCSD Sergeant Jeff Monk have certainly been noteworthy.”