Counterfeiters caught in Jones county

February 11, 2016


JONES COUNTY, Miss - This is a press release from the Jones County Sheriff's Department.




After receiving valuable tips and anonymous information, Jones County Sheriff’s Investigators, and members of the Crime Suppression Unit, executed a search warrant at a residence on Clark Cemetery Road on February 5, 2016.  The information received stated Nicholas Rigby, 31 of Laurel, and Joshua McNair, 29 of Ellisville, had been making and passing off fake currency. 


When deputies arrived on the scene, McNair was walking out of the back of the residence and it was discovered he was the only person at the home at that time.  Deputies found several printers, a computer tower, and multiple pieces of counterfeit money.  McNair was placed under arrest and transported to the Jones County Sheriff’s Department for questioning. 


McNair stated he and Rigby had been printing and passing on the fake bills.  McNair was aware of what was going on in the residence, but said Rigby was the primary maker of the counterfeit money.  McNair was charged with Conspiracy to Commit a Crime – Felony.  His bond was set at $10,000. 


Rigby was taken into custody on February 8, 2016, and charged with Sale of Counterfeit Substance.  His bond was also set at $10,000. 


Investigators are asking for information regarding the whereabouts of Tristan Carr, also known as Tristan Street.  She is believed to be involved in this case as well.  If you have any information about her, please contact the Jones County Sheriff’s Department at 601-425-3147. 


This is an ongoing investigation and further charges are pending. 

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