The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 10, 2014

Man charged with passing fake money

A 69-year-old Oceana man has been charged with multiple counts of fraudulent schemes and counterfeiting. Billie Conner Counts waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday before Raleigh County Magistrate Tomi Peck.  

His attorney, Gerald Hayden, said Counts is not actually charged with the act of counterfeiting; he is charged with passing fake money.

Hayden said Counts is accused of passing fake bills on three separate occasions. Because Counts waived his preliminary hearing, his case will now be sent to Raleigh County grand jury.


Text Only
AP Video
Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii
Web Extra