Sheriff: Phoney money lands man in jail | Crime
SALISBURY - On August 7 the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division began investigating after several counterfeit $50 and $100 bills were received at Matlock’s Used Cars and Parts on Cool Springs Road, Cleveland, and LKQ Auto Parts Business in Salisbury.
The counterfeit bills were received at the business several times during August 2012.
During the course of the investigation, Detective C. Brown determined the bills were received from a Charlotte business company called Knight's Auto. The suspect, Milton McKnight, would call and order parts from the Rowan County business and pay with counterfeit money, according to investigators.
Rowan detectives made contact with Charlotte investigators and the U.S. Secret Service, who together, were able to determine McKnight had allegedly passed the counterfeit bills to the Rowan County parts delivery person.
Warrants were obtained on McKnight for 4 counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretense, and a search warrant was obtained for the Charlotte business, as well as McKnight’s home.
Rowan County Detectives joined Charlotte Officers & Secret Service Agents, who together served the search warrants on September 12, 2012.
During the search, investigators located counterfeit money on McKnight’s person that matched the bills passed in Rowan County, and located counterfeit money at his house. McKnight was arrested and placed in the Mecklenburg County Jail under $ 15,000 secured bond.
The investigation continues.