4 in court on charges of counterfeting

By Kimberly Gasuras - Galion Inquirer

BUCYRUS – Four people made initial appearances in Crawford County Municipal Court this week after they were arrested by Bucyrus Police after employees at WalMart in Bucyrus accused them of attempting to pass a counterfeit $100 bill.

Damon Blocker was charged with obstruction of justice, receiving stolen property, and attempted theft; Keair Key and Destiny Thomas are charged with falsification, receiving stolen property and attempted theft while Danielle Gaston is facing one count of falsification and one count of receiving stolen property. All the charges are misdemeanors.

At midnight last Saturday, Bucyrus Police Officer Sam Caldwell responded to the call from WalMart and stopped a vehicle as it exited the parking lot. Many suspected counterfeit $100 bills, a large amount of cash and pre-paid cards were found in the vehicle. All four defendants are from Detroit, Michigan, and may have involvement in the passing of counterfeit $100 bills in Upper Sandusky and many other communities in Ohio recently.

Judge Shane Leuthold set bond for each of the four defendants at $100,000.

In Crawford County Common Pleas Court, a Galion man was sentenced to five months of community control.

James Schenk Jr. pleaded guilty to one count of possess of heroin. Judge Sean Leuthold ordered him to complete an alcohol and drug treatment program successfully as part of his probation requirement.


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By Kimberly Gasuras

Galion Inquirer