Person passing off counterfeit bills in southern Mississippi is arrested

Published 7:00 am Thursday, November 23, 2017


After several complaints were received by law enforcement agencies of a man passing off counterfeit bills, Darius Sumrall, 26, of 6264 Highway 49 in Hattiesburg, was arrested and booked for three counts of misdemeanor possession of counterfeit bank notes.

According to a press release from the Picayune Police Department, on Sept. 12, a local business reported a man later determined to be Sumrall purchased items at a Picayune business using a $100 counterfeit bill. After further investigation, it was found the same suspect had passed similar bills in other cities the same day, the release states.

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On Oct. 11, two businesses in Picayune reported a man matching the same description used counterfeit $50 and $100 bills at local businesses. After verifying the identity of the man via surveillance video, it was confirmed to be the same person, the release states.

On Oct. 26, a victim at a business in Hattiesburg recognized Sumrall and notified the police. The Picayune Police Department subsequently issued a warrant for Sumrall’s arrest and on Nov. 2, Sumrall was located and detained by the Hattiesburg police.