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Kingsport Police find $1,600 in counterfeit bills, suspect arrested

Rain Smith • Aug 31, 2009 at 12:00 AM

A call to police regarding a fake $10 bill at a Kingsport convenience store has led to the discovery of $1,600 in counterfeit money.

According to an incident report from Kingsport Police, an officer was dispatched to the Shell Station, 1600 West Stone Drive, on Saturday afternoon. The clerk advised a customer attempted to pay for gas with a fake $10 bill.

The suspect, Greg Leslie Long, 44, of Salem Va., was still at the scene. He told police he had received the bill at a store in Bristol, Tenn.

But a subsequent search of his truck located an additional $1,600 in counterfeit money; consisting of fake $5, $10 and $20 bills.

Police also found a glass pipe believed to be used for smoking meth, according to the report.

Long allegedly gave a statement admitting to printing the money and passing the bills at several locations.

Long was charged with criminal simulation, possession of drug paraphernalia and arrested.

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