Woman arrested for $73,000 in counterfeit cash


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Investigators in Brunswick County have charged a woman with having thousands of dollars in funny money.

After months of searching deputies began working with the secret service to find Luann Simmons.

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A local business reported simmons paid with a counterfeit $100 bill. Investigators say when she tried to do it again, the business reported it.

Deputies say Simmons found the money in a house where she lived and worked as an in-home care taker for an older couple.

In all, deputies and Secret Service agents found more than $73,000 in counterfeit money.

Investigators say they do not know who is responsible for making the counterfeit cash.