Deputies: Harvest man in custody after trying to put fake money in jail account

Travis Yerby

The suspect was charged with five counts of possession of a forged instrument.

Posted: May 31, 2019 4:18 PM
Updated: May 31, 2019 7:00 PM

A Harvest man is in custody after deputies said he tried to put fake money in his jail account.

Travis Yerby was arrested on Thursday by Madison police officers for a warrant with the Limestone County Sheriff's Office for possession of a controlled substance.


The Limestone County Sheriff's Office says these are the counterfeit bills Yerby tried to put in his jail account. Photo: Limestone County Sheriff's Office

Authorities say while he was being booked into the jail, he presented 49 $100 bills to be put in his account. Five of them were fake. Investigators found them to all have the same serial number and to lack the security features that legitimate U.S. currency has.

Yerby was charged with five counts of possession of a forged instrument, and he's being held on a $25,000 bond for these charges.

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