Man accused of using fake $100 bills at Upper Valley Mall

Derrick Wilford

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Derrick Wilford

A Columbus man has been accused of passing fake $100 in Clark County and across the Miami Valley region.

Derrick Wilford, 29, has been charged with three counts of forgery. He appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday but his case was continued.

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Springfield police met with agents of the U.S. Secret Service in July to discuss counterfeit $100 bills turning up at banks in Springfield, Huber Heights and Dayton, according to Clark County court documents. The agents suspected Wilford was behind the alleged fake bills because he has a relevant criminal history, court documents say.

“(Agent Kevin Dye) stated that some of the bills passed have the same serial numbers and some of them contain an identifying mark on the upper right corner on the front of the bill,” an affidavit says.

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