Rowan County Sheriff’s officers arrested a man last week for using counterfeit money on multiple occasions to purchase auto parts.
Authorities charged Milton McKnight with 4 counts of obtaining property by false pretense on September 12.
The sheriff’s office began its investigation in early August after Matlock’s Used Cars and Parts in Cleveland and LKQ Auto Parts in Salisbury reported receiving counterfeit $50 and $100 dollar bills on several occasions.
During the investigation, Detective C. Brown determined the bills were coming from Knight’s Auto in Charlotte.
The sheriff’s office worked with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police as well as the U.S. Secret Service to determine that McKnight would call and order parts from the Rowan County business and pay with counterfeit cash.
After a search warrant was obtained for McKnight’s house and business, investigators found counterfeit money on McKnight that matched the bills passed in Rowan County. They also found counterfeit money at his house.
McKnight was arrested and placed in the Mecklenburg County Jail under $15,000 secured bond.