St. Mary's County Commissioner's Son Charged with Counterfeiting

On April 1st, 2006 a Detective from the Bureau of Criminal Investigations located Suspect Eric T. McKay (age 20 of Hollywood, Md.) and served him with a District Court Criminal Summons. Suspect McKay, assisted by a codefendant, utilized a computer and color printer to reproduce United States Currency. The Bureau of Criminal Investigations, along with Agents from the Untied States Secret Service executed a Search and Seizure Warrant on the Suspect's home and removed several items to include computers, printers and an ipod.

After a review of the electronic equipment had been conducted by the United States Secret Service Forensic Lab, criminal charges were levied. Suspect McKay was charged with Manufacturing/Counterfeit US currency, Illegal images of US currency, possession of currency and uttering a false document. He is currently awaiting a hearing in the District Court.

Mr. McKay is the son of St. Mary's County Commissioner President Thomas F. McKay.

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