The Gassville Police Department, Mountain Home Police Department and Arkansas State Police worked together to arrest a Gassville man on charges of criminal possession of a forgery device and four counts forgery in the first degree. According to a report from Gassville Police Chief Tim Mayfield and Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel, 32 year old Lonnie Michael Tolliver is incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Facility with bond set at $100,000. The U.S. Secret Service has been contacted and expected to join the investigation.
On February 4, the Gassville Police Department received a complaint from a local business concerning a male subject attempting to pass a counterfeit twenty dollar bill. The suspect, Tolliver, left the scene before the police arrived.
On February 5, the Mountain Home Police Department received a report from a local bank concerning a counterfeit ten dollar bill. The counterfeit currency serial number matched the same number found on counterfeit currency in Gassville.
During a follow up investigation, and a review of video footage, Gassville police identified Tolliver. After interviewing an additional witness, The Arkansas State Police and Gassville police interviewed Tolliver at his residence in Gassville. A subsequent search of the residence found a printer believed to be used during the counterfeiting process. The printer was seized.
On Tuesday, Gassville Police responded to another counterfeit currency complaint at another local business. The same suspect was identified in the complaint that happened on February 4.
In all, Tolliver was charged with four counts forgery in the first degree, and criminal possession of a forgery device.
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