3 from Georgia face counterfeiting counts in Texas

Published 11:34 am Thursday, August 26, 2010

A traffic stop on Interstate 10 in southeast Texas has led to counterfeiting charges against three people from Georgia.

An Orange County Sheriff’s Office statement said the driver, 60-year-old Arthur Muhammad of Lithonia, Ga., plus 29-year-old Amirah Price of Stone Mountain, Ga., and 41-year-old David Haynes of Decatur, Ga., remained in custody Thursday.

The three face 15 felony counts of possession of counterfeited instruments. Bond is $50,000 apiece. The sheriff’s department did not immediately provide information on attorneys for the woman and two men, who were arrested Wednesday.

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Sgt. Chad Hogan says the westbound vehicle was stopped for following another motorist at an unsafe distance. A search turned up “thousands of dollars of highly altered, counterfeit” currency.