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Authorities catch alleged counterfeiters

Authorities catch alleged counterfeiters

POSTED: Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 11:38am

UPDATED: Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 11:56am

On Wednesday, July 7, 2010, Tyler Police along with the United States Secret Service concluded their investigation and arrested two suspects for passing counterfeit twenty-dollar bills. The suspects were identified as Jessica Deann Perry, W/F, 12/08/1982, of Tyler and Brandon Keith Uzzel, W/M, 01/30/1980, of Tyler.

The two suspects showed up at garage sales in Tyler over the past few months and purchased small items with a counterfeit twenty dollar bill in exchange for real currency. Several cases of counterfeit money were reported to the Tyler Police Department over the past few months where the victim was having a garage sale.

Jessica Perry was charged with three counts of Forgery of Money, a third degree felony, and bond was set at $300,000 by Judge K. Russell. Brandon Uzzel was charged with two counts of Forgery of Money and bond was set at $200,000. Both suspects are now incarcerated in Smith County Jail.

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