ALBEMARLE -- A mother and her son are the latest Stanly County residents arrested in a local-county-federal investigation into the use of counterfeit money, Albemarle police say.
Police say Dillon Patrick Chandler, 19, and Tonya Polk Chandler, 46, were arrested Monday. Dillon Chandler was charged with possession of more than five counterfeit instruments, obtaining property by false pretense, and uttering forged instruments. Tonya Chandler was charged with forgery of instrument, obtaining property by false pretense, and uttering a forged instrument.
Albemarle police say the arrests are the result of work by their police, and by the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office and agents with the U.S. Secret Service.
Daniel Thomas Sanders, 22, of Albemarle, was arrested Jan. 27 after allegedly using counterfeit money to make a purchase at a convenience store, Albemarle police say. Three days later, police arrested Heather Rae Poplin, 31, of New London, in the same case.