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Man charged with passing counterfeit money in Kanawha County

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The St. Albans Police Department has charged a man with passing counterfeit money. On May 27, a counterfeit twenty dollar bill was found at the Papa John's pizza store in St. Albans.

The city police department was notified and began an investigation. Among the addresses to which the driver had delivered pizza was Nick Hanson's residence on West Main Street, near St. Albans.

Hanson was on home confinement for burglary, non-aggravated robbery, and wanton endangerment according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office. His home confinement officer made a visit to Hanson's house and conducted a search. Counterfeit bills were located, including one with the same serial number as that passed to the Papa John's delivery driver according to the same news release.

A search warrant was obtained and executed on June 4, 2013. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office's digital forensics investigator became the primary investigator. The sheriff's office investigator also located and seized a printer/scanner/copier hidden beneath the mobile home.

Nick Hanson was charged with counterfeiting. At his arraignment, bail was set at $5,000 cash. No one posted his bail and he was taken to South Central Regional Jail.

Additional incidents of uttering counterfeit bills are being investigated, and additional charges may follow.