Exeter man charged for counterfeiting

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

HP printer used to fake $20 bills

An Exeter man is facing two felonies after allegedly being caught printing counterfeit $20 bills at his home on Farm Road 2200.

Carl Lincoln, 30, of Exeter, is charged with forgery and possession of a forging instrument.

According to a probable cause report filed by Det. Danny Boyd, with the Cassville Police Department, a search was initiated at Lincoln's home on Thursday at 3 p.m.

During the search, Boyd allegedly found a white suitcase inside a small chicken house behind the main residence. The case contained 33 counterfeit $20 bills and two folders with papers used as templates.

Lincoln was allegedly found hiding in another outbuilding on the property while Boyd was searching. In that outbuilding, Boyd found an HP printer used for making the fake cash, as well as a glass bowl containing water and food coloring, which was used to dye the paper green before printing the counterfeit money. Also on the floor was a notepad with directions on how to make counterfeit bills.

Lincoln allegedly admitted to making some of the fake cash, also admitting the laptop and printer used to counterfeit the bills were both his.

Earlier this month, the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce put out a warning to local businesses of counterfeit money being used, especially $20 bills.

Lincoln is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $20,000. He has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing is scheduled for May 2 at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

Lincoln was charged in September 2016 with theft and burglary for his role in allegedly stealing items from the Exeter Corn Maze, as well as tampering with a utility for allegedly bypassing his electricity meter. Those cases are still ongoing.

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