Thursday, March 11, 2010
Two men are being held in the Richmond County jail after passing fake $20 bills Wednesday night at Coyotes nightclub on Peach Orchard Road, authorities said.
Jamaal Thompkins, 26 (top), and Steven Lampkin, 27 (bottom), were arrested early today after a bartender told an on-duty deputy that one of the men was acting suspiciously by continuing to pay for drinks with $20s instead of using the change she had given him earlier. The suspects were later found with about $600 in fake bills.
According to jail records, Mr. Thompkins was charged with five counts of forgery in the second-degree while Mr. Lampkin was charged with one count. They remain in jail tonight.
The sheriff's office alerted the U.S. Secret Service to the case since the federfal agency is responsible for counterfeiting offenses.