Thursday, May 28, 2009

Alleged Counterfeiter Arrested

A June 29th court date has been set for a Cookeville man, arrested in connection with a case in which counterfeit money was passed at a local convenience store. Police say 30-year-old Matthew David Mullinax of Pickard Avenue is also facing charges of burglary. He was arrested after a traffic stop in which police found him to be in possession of some items that had been reported stolen in the burglary of an apartment on Autumn Avenue. Meanwhile, police allege that Mullinax also had numerous pieces of paper with either partial or complete $20 bills printed on them. They believe that photocopied money had been used to pay for a carton of cigarettes at the T-Mart on 12th Street earlier in the day.