Traffic stop leads to counterfeiting charge

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man is arrested and charged with counterfeiting following a traffic stop in Lexington.

Court documents say officers pulled over a car on August 4th and arrested one of the passengers, 34-year-old Eugene Franklin IV, suspected of passing bad checks in Fayette and surrounding counties.

Police impounded the car but later got permission from the owner to search it.

Documents say officers found counterfeit checks and an HP printer in the car.

During an interview with police, Franklin confessed the counterfeit checks were his and he planned to use the printer to make more counterfeit checks, according to court documents.

In addition to Fayette County, Franklin is accused of passing counterfeit checks in Clark County and Jessamine County.

Documents say in one instance, Franklin wrote a check for $367.53 to Jackson Liquor in Lexington using a check with funds supposedly coming from a Ken Towery Tires account.

Franklin is charged with several counts of forgery and possession of a forged instrument.

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