A Corbin man is behind bars after being arrested Thursday morning with two
counterfeit $100 bills.
Whitley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Shelley charged Roy Lee Wells, 54, with
two counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and
lodged him in the Whitley County Detention Center.
Shelley initially received a complaint about a man allegedly trying to
pass a counterfeit $100 bill at Hometown Bank of Corbin, according to the
Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.
Wells was arrested about 10:23 a.m. in the parking lot of Bell’s Country
Store about five miles south of Corbin off US25W.
Deputies allegedly found two counterfeit $100 bills in Wells possession.
Both bills had the same serial number, according to the sheriff’s
Wells also allegedly tried to pass one of the counterfeit bills at a
Circle K store, according to the sheriff’s department.
Deputy Cody Harrell assisted with the investigation.
The sheriff’s department is continuing the local investigation into
counterfeit $100 bills. In this case, the counterfeit bills did include
the purple vertical ribbon. Also, detection pens indicated that the bills
were not authentic. In a recent case, the counterfeit bills did not
include the vertical ribbon and were not detected by indicator pens.
Anyone with information about area counterfeiting is asked to contact
Whitley County E911 at (606) 549-6017. Chief Dep. Tim Baker is continuing