Two arrested in Grayson Co. counterfeit currency operation

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WHITESBORO, Tex. (KXII) - The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says two people have been arrested in connection with a counterfeit currency operation.

Officials say they received a tip through north Texas Crimestoppers that a counterfeiting operation was being conducted at a business in the 1000 W Block of Highway 82 in Whitesboro.

A search warrant was executed at the location, and officials found equipment used to produce counterfeit currency, counterfeit currency and meth.

37-year-old Jimmy Fox and 39-year-old Nichole Greiss were both arrested for forgery, and Fox faces an additional charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Investigators with the sheriffs office got an anonymous tip on Thursday through the crime stoppers program about the two, and deputies served a search warrant at the motel that night.

"This program is proof that working with the community and creating an avenue for the community to communicate with law enforcement directly helps keep our community safe," said Capt. Sarah Bigham.

Jamie Pruett, a general manager at Dickey's BBQ down the road from Victorian Inns, says her restaurant has seen counterfeit money in the past few weeks.

"They were a little bit thicker, and I had a couple hundreds and a couple fifties, and they would get caught when I took my deposit to the banks. The girls would tell me I lost my money, so yeah they have floated around," said Pruett.

Fox and Greiss are being held in the Grayson County Jail on bonds of $35,000 and $15,000, respectively.

This is still an ongoing investigation.