Royston Man Turns Self In on Counterfeit Money Charges

April 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia


David Lane Hart

The Secret Service is taking over the investigation into the arrest of a Royston man charged with printing counterfeit money.

After a month long investigation, Royston Police Chief Donnie Boleman said an arrest came towards the end of March.

Boleman said it began in early March with a phone call from a local convenience store.

“A clerk at one of our local convenience stores noticed a bag containing about 18 counterfeit bills of five’s, 100′s, and 20′s in a trash can behind the store,” said Boleman.

Boleman said after being caught red-handed on surveillance video, Hart turned himself in to police.

“He admitted that he made the counterfeit money at a residence in Lawrenceville, GA,” Boleman said.

He’s charged with four counts of forgery, second degree. Royston police had a similar counterfeit case about this time last year.

Boleman said although similar, the two cases are unrelated. Hart is being held in the Franklin County Detention Center.