Waveland P.D. traffic stop nets alleged counterfeiter
By Dwayne Bremer
Dec 31, 2013, 09:28
Alton Emerson Morgan, II
Angela Nicole Sullivan
Waveland police discovered a cache of counterfeit bills Friday after a traffic stop on Highway 90.
According to a press release, officers stopped a vehicle near Hancock Bank on Highway 90 at about 8:30 p.m. Friday for not having a tag.
The driver of the vehicle was later identified as Angela Sullivan, 32, of Philadelphia, Ms. A passenger was inside, Alton Morgan II, 39.
Police ran both suspects information and discovered that Morgan was wanted in Texas for an outstanding grand larceny warrant, WPD Chief David Allen said.
Officers called in a K-9 unit from the Hancock County Sheriff's Office and a small amount of narcotics were located in the vehicle, along with a large amount of cash, Allen said.
While documenting the cash, officers discovered that many of the notes had identical serial numbers, Allen said.
The notes, $100 and $20 bills, had appeared to be copied on some type of printer, Allen said.
Further investigation revealed that the pair had used the counterfeit bills at numerous locations in Mississippi, Allen said.
Both suspects were arrested and transported to the Hancock County Jail.
Morgan was charged with giving false information and five counts of possession of a forged bank note. His bond was set at $55,000.
Sullivan was charged with several traffic offenses and two counts of being an accessory before the fact of possession forged bank notes.
Allen said local merchants should check the following serial numbers on bills to determine if the suspects had used the fake cash at their businesses.
The serial number for the $100 bills is KC34798840A and the serial number for the $20 bills is JH19389397B.
Allen said if anyone comes across bills with those serial numbers, call the Waveland police department at 228-255-9191.