LA PLATA, Md. (April 01, 2010) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest report.
OFFICERS ARREST MAN WITH COUNTERFEIT MONEY: On March 31 at 2:22 p.m., officers responded to Big Lots at 1200 Smallwood Drive in Waldorf for a call of a counterfeit transaction in progress. Upon arrival, Officer C. Gilroy made contact with the cashier who handed her a counterfeit $50.00 bill and pointed out the suspect. Officer Gilroy stopped the suspect, James Darnell Smith, 38, of Mechanicsville, pictured at left, and found he was in possession of more counterfeit money. Further investigation revealed Smith had purchased items from nearby stores, possibly using counterfeit money. Smith was arrested and charged with attempted theft. He was remanded to the Charles County Detention Center.