WACO (January 22, 2014) An investigation led by Waco police has led to the arrests of three people charged with engaging in organized activity in connection with a wide-ranging counterfeit cash scheme.
A Waco police detective launched his investigation last June where suspects were using counterfeit money to buy items off Craigslist.
The suspects were arranging to purchase mostly electronic equipment from individuals who were selling their items on the website, set up a meeting, and bought the items using fake currency.
The investigation turned up at least 24 similar cases involving the same plan.
Tony Glenn Fisher, 29, Samantha Williams-Karcher, 27, and Dennis Glenn Bridger, 41, all have been arrested by Waco police and charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, a 2nd degree felony.
Online McLennan County Jail records show Bridger and Fisher were ordered held on a $100,000 bond each while Williams-Karcher was ordered held on $25,000 bond.
According to Waco Police spokesman Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton, more arrests are expected in the case.
The U.S. Marshals Service assisted local police in making the arrests.
The local U.S. Secret Service office, the Texas Attorney Generals Office of Inspector General also have been involved in the investigation.
Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Mark Childers, based in Waco, says federal charges are pending.