Lincoln grand jury indicts pair on counterfeit charges
Published 2:24 pm Friday, November 11, 2016
STANFORD – A Lincoln County grand jury indicted two people on counterfeit charges in connection to an August investigation by Stanford Police.
Kimberly A. Adams, 53, and Randy T. Adams, 52, both of 650 Elm Street in Crab Orchard, were indicted by an Oct. 28 grand jury on counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument for allegedly possessing and attempting to pass counterfeit U.S. currency in August.
Detective Tim Morris investigated the incident which occurred at Rite Aid in Stanford Aug. 15 after an employee called to report a woman who allegedly attempted to purchase $600 worth of money orders with counterfeit money.
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Despite what Morris called Kimberly Adams’ “cover story” of selling a diamond ring she had posted on Craig’s List to someone in the Walmart parking lot, according to news archives, Morris found no such transaction on video surveillance footage of the parking lot and the timing was off.
Adams was also indicted on one count of theft of motor vehicle registration plate by knowingly displaying a stolen renewal decal on her vehicle, according to the indictment.
Morris testified for the grand jury. An arraignment is scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 9.
Grand jury indicts man accused of impersonating officer, theft
A man accused of impersonating a police officer and several theft charges was also indicted Oct. 28 by a Lincoln County grand jury.
Travis Wayne Hacker, 37, of 289 Turner Ridge Road in Richmond, was indicted on six counts of theft by unlawful taking and two counts of impersonating an officer for allegedly dressing as a police officer and taking property belonging to Walmart between June 10 and June 21.
Hacker was arrested by Stanford Police June 21 after a Walmart employee reported him inside the store and “acting suspiciously” according to arrest records.
Detective Tim Morris investigated Hacker, who he said was dressed like a police officer and identified himself as “drug task force” but the firearm, badge and handcuffs on him were later determined to be plastic.
Hacker was seen loading two air mattresses, a sleeping bag and a propane lamp into a shopping cart on video surveillance before traveling to the electronics section.
Police said Hacker proceeded to the Garden Center exit, left without paying for the items and came back inside to grab two televisions before leaving again.
According to news archives, the items allegedly stolen totaled to about $1,176.38.
Morris testified for the grand jury. An arraignment in Lincoln County has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 22.