CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Two men face counterfeit charges after being arrested following a high-speed chase in Jefferson County.
Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty tells the Herald Mail the chase began yesterday morning after a report that someone tried to pass a counterfeit American Express Travelers Cheque at the Charles Town Race Track.
Nicholas McCullen, 29, and Henderson Ford, 70, were found with 50 counterfeit $100 bills and 148 counterfeit travelers’ checks, all with a total value of nearly $20,000, as well as a small amount of heroin.
McCullen faces multiple charges including conspiracy, possession of counterfeit
with intent to utter and attempting uttering.
Ford was charged with conspiracy, and possession of a controlled substance.
Both were arraigned and are being held in the Eastern West Virginia Regional Jail.