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Pizza delivery leads to shutdown of Dickson counterfeit money operation

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 12:58:55-04

DICKSON, Tenn. (WTVF) — A counterfeit printing operation at a Dickson hotel was shut down after counterfeit money was used to pay for a pizza delivery, Dickson police said.

A Domino's delivery driver called the police after he realized he had been paid $60 in fake bills while making a delivery to a room at Motel 6, located on Highway 46 South.

Dickson police responded to the call and visited the room. While they questioned an occupant of the room, someone the officers noticed as having outstanding warrants on him stepped out of the door of an adjoining room.

As the officers arrested that individual on the warrants out of White Bluff, they noticed a printer and what looked like counterfeit $20 and $10 bills in the room. The bills, adding up to $1,210, were seized.

Dickson police has been working to connect the operation to other reports of counterfeit money being passed in Dickson, Cheatham and Davidson Counties.

The U.S. Secret Service has sent two agents to review the evidence and determine if a federal investigation is necessary.

Dickson police also recovered a handgun from one of the hotel rooms.

No one has been arrested in this case yet.