Counterfeit money operation leads to charges in Eau Claire County

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Chippewa Falls (WQOW) – Police have busted three people for making counterfeit money.

In March, Taylor Simpson, 28, and Austin Kurth, 23, were arrested in a Chippewa Falls parking lot on meth, marijuana and gun charges.

Authorities said inside the car the two were in, they found 45 counterfeit $100 bills all with the same serial number.

According to the criminal complaint, Simpson and Kurth, who is not pictured, propositioned Elijah Stone, 33, to make counterfeit money.

Investigators believe they used a HP printer to make the bills out of parchment paper.

Stone is charged with six felonies and one misdemeanor. Simpson faces two felonies, Kurth faces one.

Taylor Simpson
Elijah Stone
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