Counterfeiting suspect reportedly asks for Bible with fake $100 bill inside after arrest


HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) — A Mississippi duo is behind bars after being arrested in Alabama. The pair were accused of passing counterfeit $100 bills in Pontotoc County, Miss.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies were informed by the Pontotoc County officials that the two were thought to be in a hotel on Vulcan Road in Homewood. They received a description of their vehicle and located it nearby pulling into a fast food restaurant.

Deputies say 41-year-old Holley Michelle Morris was driving the car when they pulled it over. Morris had an outstanding arrest warrant for drug possession and was arrested as a fugitive. Morris told deputies her cousin was in the hotel room, and asked deputies to get her Bible from the car before she was taken to jail.

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Deputies checked the Bible, and found a counterfeit $100 bill inside, similar to the ones passed in Mississippi.

Inside the hotel room, deputies found 39-year-old Corey G. Sappington. He had 10 outstanding warrants for theft, escape, fraudulent use of a credit card and drug possession. Sappington, also of Pontotoc, was arrested as a fugitive from justice from Mississippi. Officials say Sappington was finishing a forged Mississippi driver’s license when they arrived. They also reportedly found a printer and tablet in the room that they think was used to make forged and counterfeit documents and currency.

Both suspects are in the Jefferson County Jail without bond until they will be extradited back to Mississippi to face charges there.

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