Two arrested on counterfeit charges

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By Patrick Yost

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A South Carolina couple has been charged with attempting to pass counterfeit currency in Madison.

According to Madison Police Department reports, an officer was called to the McDonald’s, Eatonton Road, on April 24  at 9:41 p.m. after a manger at the store reported that a man was in the drive through window attempting to pay for an order with a counterfeit $20 bill.

The officer arrived and made contact with the man at the drive through window. The man initially told the officer his name was “Toby Justice” and that his last residence was in Colorado. Reports state that the man also told the officer that he had received the $20 bill as change after buying $7 worth of gas and cigarettes with a $50 bill at the Pilot Truck Stop. A second officer contacted the Pilot Truck stop and reviewed video tape of the man paying for the gas with a $5 bill and two $1 bills.

The officer then discovered the man’s identity as Cody Lee Hobirk, 38, Irmo, S.C. Hobirk was then placed under arrest and charged with forgery. A passenger in Hobirk’s vehicle, a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee that officers determined had been reported as stolen, was also charged.

Kelly Versailles, 28, Irmo was charged with forgery, possession of drug related paraphernalia and theft by bringing stolen property into the state.

During a search of the vehicle, reports state, officers allegedly located a counterfeit $100 bill in a purse that Versailles said belonged to her. Officers also allegedly located a set of digital scales in the purse and a clear glass pipe. A second glass pipe was located in a backpack in the vehicle.

Hobirk was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, theft by bringing stolen property into the state, driving while license suspended and giving false name or date of birth to a police officer.

Reports state that officers also found multiple identification cards and other papers with different names. The wallet and driver’s license of the vehicle’s owner was also discovered in the Jeep.

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