From:               Hannibal Police Department

Date:                July 11, 2012

Phone:             573-221-0987

Fax:                  573-221-3966

Contact:            Lt. Kathy Davis


The Hannibal Police Department makes arrest of a local man for passing counterfeit currency.  The Hannibal Police Department began to receive reports of currency thought to be counterfeit from three local convenience stores and one local bank on Monday and Tuesday of this week.   Officers investigated the incident and was able to identify a local man as the suspect in passing the bills.   During the investigation officers searched two residences and one motor vehicle in connection with the crime.  On Tuesday Morning around 9:15am officers were able to arrest the suspect in the 3200 Block of Marsh Ave without incident.  Arrested was 30 year old Jametric Miller of Hannibal on charges of Forgery and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Miller was transported to the Marion County Jail on a 24 hour hold.  

The investigation is ongoing.   The police believe that some bills are yet to be identified by businesses as counterfeit.  According to officers reports most of the bills were passed to convenience stores and local fast food restaurants in the Hannibal area. Denominations of the bills and the known serial numbers of the currency passed were 100 dollar bills (AB14304643M,) 50 dollar bills (AG96289736B,)  and 20 dollar bills (JB64274312A.)  

Anyone with any information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Hannibal Police Department at (573) 221-0987.