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Kanawha man jailed on counterfeiting charge

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. -- A Kanawha County man was arrested and charged with counterfeiting this week after allegedly passing a phony bill to a local pizza delivery driver.

St. Albans police were called after a counterfeit $20 bill was found in the money a delivery driver brought back to the Papa John's pizza store in St. Albans May 27, Cpl. Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said.

Humphreys said police reviewed the driver's route and discovered he had delivered a pizza to Nick Hanson, 19, who was on home confinement for burglary, non-aggravated robbery and wanton endangerment.

Humphreys said Hanson's home confinement officer visited Hanson's home on West Main Street and found more counterfeit bills, including one with the same serial number as the one passed to Papa John's

St. Albans police and Kanawha County sheriff's deputies obtained a search warrant and searched Hanson's home Tuesday. They found a scanning and printing machine hidden under Hanson's mobile home, Humphreys said.

Hanson was charged with counterfeiting and was taken to the South Central Regional Jail, where he was being held without bond.

Reach Rusty Marks at rustymarks@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1215.


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