By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia
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.