Police discovered counterfeit money and a printer Sunday they believe to be connected to two recent theft and fraud arrests in North Vernon.
William Patrick Riffe II, 23, of Columbus, Ohio, and David R. Roybal, 18, of North Vernon, were arrested Friday evening after police said they tried to use counterfeit money to pay for a meal at a restaurant, according to a news release from North Vernon Police Department.
The pair were found in possession of more than $1,000 in counterfeit bills and were taken to the Jennings County Jail on charges of fraud, a Level 6 felony, and theft, a Class A misdemeanor.
On Sunday, police said officers served a search warrant for the apartment in the 400 block of Woodlawn Drive where the two men reportedly had been staying after Detective Ivory Sandefur received information from an individual about them.
Almost $3,500 in counterfeit money and a printer, linked to Riffe and Roybal, were found in the apartment, Sandefur said.
He said he has been in contact with the Secret Service about the counterfeiting operation.
Additional charges against the pair may be pending, police said.