MASONTOWN (KDKA) – — Police say a Fayette County man made counterfeit money with a glue stick.
According to investigators, Thomas “TJ” Hall was photocopying both the fronts and backs of the $20 bills and then used the glue stick to put them together.
Police say Hall was manufacturing the counterfeit money at his parents’ home on Park Avenue in Masontown and his girlfriend’s home on Magee Street in Ronco.
Elaine Wood didn’t comment on her involvement, but according to the criminal complaint, Hall, 24, confessed to police that he both made and tried to spend the money with Wood.
Hall is now facing four counts of forgery. Wood is also expected to be charged.
She told KDKA-TV she is in her final year of nursing school and is planning to cooperate with police. She’s hoping her boyfriend will do the same.
“I don’t think he deserves, you know, to spend the rest of his life in jail,” she said. “Everybody makes stupid mistakes and like, he has three years of college in and like he’s a young man – he deserves a chance to get his life together.”
Hall is being held in the Fayette County Jail on $100,000 bond.