Traffic stop leads to discovery of counterfeit money operation


Last updated 12/21/2021 at 3:17pm

A routine traffic stop in Fountain reportedly led to the discovery of hundreds in counterfeit U.S. currency, as well as counterfeit-making equipment, on Tuesday.

Around 1 p.m. on Dec. 14, officers with the Fountain Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the 5500 block of Travel Plaza Drive (near Love's Travel Stop) for an expired temporary registration tag. Upon contact with the vehicle's occupants, later identified as 36-year-old James Champagne and 30-year-old Kristine Chapman, officers discovered drug paraphernalia, brass knuckles and counterfeit currency.

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