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Art Walk, Market Day mark Fourth

Art Walk, Market Day mark Fourth

The historic town of Montross celebrated the Fourth of July with wine, music, art and a courthouse s...

Montross to mark Fourth of July with Art Walk and Market Days

Montross to mark Fourth of July with Art Walk and Market Days

Montross is planning a celebratory Independence Day festival with music, an Art Walk and a busy Mark...

Montross man maintaining Purple Martin Retreat

Montross man maintaining Purple Martin Retreat

On Father’s Day, George Henry Oliff of Montross spent time with his family. He had dinner with...

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First Friday evening events return for 2015

First Friday evening events return for 2015

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Dam breach threatens historic Chandler’s Millpond in Montross

Dam breach threatens historic Chandler’s Millpond in Montross

Picturesque Chandler’s Millpond, a 300-year-old lake on Route 3 west of Montross, has been clo...

 

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Westmoreland Sheriff's Office charges three men in counterfeit operation

The Westmoreland County Sheriff’s office has charged three suspects in connection with producing counterfeit bills.

The money making scheme was reportedly operated out of a local business, Cole Point Automotive and Marine Repair located in Hague.

The group is charged with reproducing counterfeit bills in both 50’s and 20's.  Westmoreland County Sheriff C. O. Balderson reported that these bills have been passed in local businesses as well as illegal drug activity. Any business which discovers counterfeit bills is urged to contact the WCSO at 804-493-8066.

Samuel M. Patton, 53 of Hague, has been charged with eight counts of forging U.S. treasury with intent to utter and one count of conspiring to forge U.S. Treasury.  

Robert A. Winstead, 47 of Coles Point, has been charged with one count to conspire to forge U.S. Treasury.

Jason P. Harsh, 35 of Hague has been charged with on count to conspire to forge U. S. treasury.

Balderson said a few months ago the WCSO received information of the possibility that counterfeit money was being made in the county. After three months of investigation, the Sheriff’s office obtained indictments from the Multi-Jurisdictional Grand Jury. Patton and Winstead were arrested Friday evening without incident and are being held at the Northern Neck Regional Jail without bond.

Harsh, who was already incarcerated at the NNRJ on unrelated charges, was served in jail.

All three face their first court appearance on Tuesday in the Westmoreland General District Court.

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