A man has been arrested in relation to a counterfeit money investigation in Clarksburg.
Mark Hyde, 25, of Clarksburg, was arrested early Friday morning after Clarksburg Police said they found counterfeit bills and uncut counterfeit bills in his possession.
According to court documents, BFS employees called police after they received a counterfeit $50 bill from Hyde. They didn't realize the bill was counterfeit until Hyde had already left the store, police said.
Police later found Hyde at Walmart and found two $5 bills and four $50 bills inside of his wallet. After searching the vehicle Hyde was in, police found a bundle of white, blank paper, a white trash bag containing counterfeit bills that had not been cut, an empty ink cartridge box, a counterfeit detector pen, and another counterfeit $50 bill.
Police also found a real $50 bill that had the same serial number as the counterfeit bills.
Hyde is also accused of passing a counterfeit $100 bill at Circle K on July 31, passing a counterfeit $100 bill at Hardees on August 1, and attempting to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at the Kompak Store on August 15. He is charged with three counts of counterfeiting.
Hyde is also charged with possession of counterfeit money with intent to deliver. Hyde is currently in the North Central Regional Jail.