Skip to main content

Men indicted on counterfeit charges

June 14, 2012

Four men were indicted this week on charges connected to a local counterfeiting operation that victimized local businesses earlier this year.

Counterfeit bills have popped up at multiple restaurants and convenience stores in the Newton-Conover area since this past winter. Police say most fake notes stem from a small counterfeiting operation run by several teens, including at least two former Newton-Conover High School students.

A Catawba County Grand Jury indicted all four men on Monday.  

Joseph Alan Platt, 19, of 909 E. 20th St. in Newton, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with possession of five or more counterfeit instruments.

Platt allegedly possessed more than 60 counterfeited $20 notes manufactured from computer and “All-In-One” printer technology, according to his indictment.

To read more of this story, pick up the Friday print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.


Guess they took to heart...

June 18, 2012 by Backbone (not verified), 2 years 36 weeks ago
Comment: 1135

...when daddy told them to get off their butts and go "make some money"!

Below is a look at Friday's first-round playoff basketball scores in the 2A and 3A ranks involving...
Graduating as an Indian from St. Stephens High School, Will Simms II knows something about being a...
Snow in the area once again cancelled first-round boys and girls playoff basketball games in...


Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes