Two Jackson County men face counterfeiting charges
A routine traffic stop Sunday led to the arrest of two Jackson County men on counterfeiting charges.
Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said deputies pulled over a car in which Nathan Bang, 27, of Vancleave, was a passenger. Deputies found $400 in a clear, plastic bag inside Bang's backpack, Ezell said, along with parchment paper in its original container.
It appeared to deputies the paper was used to make counterfeit money, Ezell said.
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Bang told deputies he got the money and parchment paper from Malcolm Ellis McDaniel, 45, also of Vancleave.
Deputies arrested McDaniel later that day at a trailer where a printer was found.
Deputies found $5 and $10 bill were found taped inside the printer, as well as sheets of printed counterfeit money. McDaniel told deputies he had printed money last month, Ezell said.
Bang was arrested on a charge of counterfeiting and McDaniel was arrested on a production of counterfeiting charge.
Both are being held at the Jackson County jail without bond.