Crime

Two arrested after funny money is tracked back to printer

Nathan Bang, 27, was arrested Sunday, June 19, 2016, on a charge of counterfeiting, uttering counterfeit instrument or coin.
Nathan Bang, 27, was arrested Sunday, June 19, 2016, on a charge of counterfeiting, uttering counterfeit instrument or coin.

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.

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.

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