A traffic stop of a vehicle traveling Roseville streets without license plates led to the arrest of the driver, an Auburn man, on federal counterfeiting charges.
A Roseville police officer stopped the vehicle about 1:35 a.m. July 12 in the area of Harding and Douglas boulevards. In searching the vehicle, officers found burglar's tools and other suspicious items, including several suspected counterfeit bills, according to a Police Department news release. After interviewing the driver and his female passenger, officers arrested the two on suspicion of conspiracy and possessing burglary tools.
After the two were booked and released, officers found out that the driver had given them a false name, had an outstanding felony arrest warrant in Sacramento County and was on searchable probation.
The Roseville officers went to a home in Sacramento to rearrest the man. With the help of the Sacramento Police Department, they conducted a probation search of the house and found stacks of counterfeit money, paper, printers and other equipment consistent with a counterfeit bill-making operation. Officials said the items included $350,000 in counterfeit bills.
Police notified the U.S. Secret Service, and agents responded to continue the investigation.
Roseville officers rearrested Bobby Louis Jones-Hanley, 35, of Auburn on suspicion of forgery, fraud, possession of stolen property and other related offenses, and booked him into Placer County Jail. Today, the Secret Service's investigation resulted in the filing of federal counterfeiting charges.