Deputies say two charged in connection to counterfeit money scheme

Cabell County deputies say Joshua Farmer, 25, of Scott Depot and Cory Smith, 32, of Huntington charged in connection to counterfeit money scheme. (MGN Online)

The Cabell County Sheriff's Department arrested two people in connection to a counterfeit money scheme.

Joshua Farmer, 25, of Scott Depot was charged with counterfeiting and possession of counterfeit notes, according to criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court. Cory Smith, 32, of Huntington was charged with possession of counterfeit with the intent to utter, possession of a controlled substance and a person prohibited from possessing firearms.

Detectives said they were flagged down by a cashier while pumping gas at the B.P. gas station in the 3400 block of Route 60 near Barboursville. Detectives said the cashier advised there was a man inside attempting to use a $20 counterfeit bill. Detectives said they arrested Farmer and found seven counterfeit $100 bills and two more counterfeit $20 bills. Detectives said he knew the money was fake.

Detectives said they went to a home on Davis Street in Huntington where they arrested Smith. Detectives found nearly $7,000 in counterfeit money. Detectives said they found 14 grams of marijuana packaged for distribution. Detectives said Smith was in possession of a loaded revolver and was convicted in an armed robbery in Virginia in 2003.

Both suspects were taken to the Western Regional Jail.

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