By Jeff Noble, Staff Writer
Counterfeit money has been cropping up in Corbin lately. But with the bogus bucks being passed in town over the last three weeks, the free ride came to a close for one man Thursday with Corbin police putting the cuffs on him.
Nicholas Campbell, 27, of Corbin, was arrested without incident Thursday at Gerry’s Trailer Park on the Cumberland Falls Highway in the city. He was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, and was jailed in the Whitley County Detention Center in Williamsburg.
Campbell was identified through video surveillance footage and from eyewitness accounts from two businesses — the Speedway convenience store and the McDonald’s restaurant, both located on Cumberland Falls Highway.
Detective Rusty Hedrick was assisted on the case by Det. Bill Rose and Capt. Coy Wilson. Hedrick is continuing the investigation.
According to Maj. Rob Jones of the Corbin Police Department, many local banks and businesses have seen “a rash of counterfeit bills being used throughout the city.”
So far, over 34 bogus bills totaling around $750 have been recovered from seven different businesses and banks. Officers continue to recover the counterfeit money on a daily basis, with most of them being $20 bills.
“But we did see a bunch of these $10 and $50 bills over a two-week period, along with the $20 ones. One counterfeit bill was found at CFM (Convenient Food Mart) on the Falls Road. Someone used the bill to make a purchase. We also received word from Whitaker Bank that they’ve received several of the counterfeit bills through their night deposit. The deposits were coming through what was received at fast food restaurants,” said Rose.
He advised anyone who thinks they may have come in contact with counterfeit money to contact Corbin Police at 528-1122.
Counterfeit money seen, used in Corbin
By Jeff Noble, Staff Writer
- Local News
Man pleads guilty in fatal crash case
A Tennessee man charged with murder pleaded guilty Thursday to charges related to a 2012 crash that killed a man, according to a Laurel County Circuit Court document.
Firefighters called to reported explosion
At press time Monday, crew members with Woodbine Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department were called to the scene of a reported explosion on Eatontown Road just south of Corbin.
Contract approved for Career Readiness Project
Plans for the Laurel County Career Readiness Center are slowly coming together.
Wainscott named coordinator for Promise Zone
In addition to being Barbourville’s Tourism Director, Denise Wainscott will also be the local coordinator in Knox County for the new “Promise Zone” project.
B’ville City Council faces lawsuit
There’s a new wrinkle in the situation brewing in the city of Barbourville — and this one involves a lawsuit.
General Dynamics lays off 93 in Corbin
For some employees at General Dynamics’ Corbin facility on the Cumberland Gap Parkway last Friday, the start of their weekend didn’t go well at all.
Cannon man a no-show for court
A Cannon man facing four decades in prison was slated for a sentencing hearing Friday in Knox County Circuit Court.
Barbourville mayor sues city council
By John Ross
An attorney retained by Barbourville Mayor David Thompson filed a lawsuit against all six members of the Barbourville City Council.
New manager named at state park
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park will welcome its new park manager, Roy Johnson, Sunday.
Trial date set for accused Knox County escapee
A trial date has been set for a man captured by the Knox County Sheriff’s Department after an alleged escape in January.
- More Local News Headlines
- Man pleads guilty in fatal crash case