Teens Accused of Making Fake Money To Buy Pot

Teens face charges for allegedly making counterfeit money

By Allison Preston
|  Thursday, Apr 26, 2012  |  Updated 3:51 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Up in Smoke: Illinois' Biggest Drug Busts

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Two Crystal Lake teenagers were arrested Tuesday after they allegedly created counterfeit money to buy pot.

Nicholas A. Cheney and Ryan Young, both 18, could face anywhere from two to five years in prison for forgery if found guilty, according to the Daily Herald. Cheney faces further charges of unlawful possession of marijuana since he had a small amount on him at the time of the arrest, police said.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the county Crime Stoppers saying the pair had tried to buy marijuana using fake money, reported the Daily Herald.

Police said they found a scanner, printer and more than $700 in counterfeit money created by the two.

The teenagers are due in court in Woodstock on May 7. Bail is set at $10,000 for each.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out