Fifth Arrest Made In Local Craiglist Counterfeit Scheme

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

WACO (April 16, 2014) A Waco man was held Wednesday in the McLennan County Jail after police arrested him in connection with a Craiglist scam that involved counterfeit cash.

Tony Williams, 30, was ordered held in lieu of bonds totaling $180,000, charged with engaging in organized criminal activity forgery and theft under $50/enhanced, online jail records showed.

Williams is one of five people arrested and charged in connection with the scheme to use Craigslist to locate mostly electronic items for sale, meet with the owners and purchase the items using counterfeit money, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Four other people were arrested earlier in connection with the scheme.

Dennis Glenn Bridger, 40, is held on bonds totaling $101,000, charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and without bond on a warrant out of Grimes County on a failure to appear on a DWI.

Tony Glenn Fisher, 29, was ordered held on bonds totaling $101,000, charged with engaging in organized criminal activity forgery of U.S. Currency, driving while license invalid and without bond on a forgery charge out of Dallas County.

April McGolrick, 34, and Samantha Williams, 27, were charged with engaging in organized criminal activity charge and were both free on bond Wednesday.

The initial investigation into the scheme began in June 2013, Swanton said, after several people reported they believed they had been scammed after selling items off Craigslist.

During the investigation officers recovered counterfeit cash and several items that had been purchased with the bogus money, Swanton said.


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