By Michael R. Moser
A local woman who works as a waitress at a local restaurant has been arrested and charged with a role in a counterfeiting scheme. Crossville Police are looking at the involvement of two others, according to court records.
Arrested and charged with one count of criminal simulation is Kelli Jean Hyder, 20, 731 Shadberry Dr. She was placed under $500 bond and is to make her first appearance in Cumberland County General Sessions Court on Nov. 4.
She was taken into custody at the Justice Center where she had surrendered after learning of the charge against her.
Hyder and two unnamed other suspects entered the Rite Aid Pharmacy on N. Main St. on Aug. 17 and passed seven counterfeit $20 bills, according to an arrest affidavit filed by Det. Danny Harris.
No other information was available about whether additional charges are pending, nor the identity of two others who police believed participated in the incident.
Crossville businesses have been plagued with a rash of counterfeit $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills that have exchanged hands this fall.
Anyone with information concerning the passing of bogus bills is asked to contact the Crossville Police Department CrimeStoppers program or to contact a detective with the city police department.