Macon County Chronicle

Counterfeit Money Operation Uncovered

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The Lafayette Police Department executed a search warrant, after they had established enough information involving counterfeit bills showing up in Lafayette, at 131 Hillsdale Circle and arrested a man who had a counterfeit operation in his home. 


“We had established enough information to search the home of 43-year-old Issac Lee Vaughn,” said Lt. Jason Roberts, “and when we entered his residence everything was in plain view. We seized over $2,000 of counterfeit U.S. currency bills, a computer, and a printer that was used to manufacture these bills.”
Lt. Roberts had already been in contact with the Secret Service, because this is a federal offense and after he received a statement from Mr. Vaughn he was charged with criminal simulation and criminal responsibility conduct. His bond for these charges is $25,000.

The Lafayette Police Department began this investigation and the case started expanding out in other directions and counterfeit money distributed in Wilson and Sumner Counties are linked back to Macon County. “We were assisted by the Macon County Sheriffs Office and the Drug Task Force,” said Roberts. 

 “There is still an ongoing investigation and we will keep the public informed,” said Roberts. “There is still alot of counterfeir bills in circulation, so please continue to take precautions.”

Issac Lee Vaughn also faces several drug charges.

LPD Chief Stacy Gann added, “I would like to thank the Macon County Sheriffs Office and the Drug Task Force for their work and involvement in this case. Anytime the departments work together this is the outcome we hope to achieve. This is the biggest counterfeit money case our department has ever worked.”