Church Point woman stopped with $6,000 in fake money

CHURCH POINT - A Church Point woman who was pulled over for wreckless driving soon found herself in much hotter water.

Upon inspection of the car owned by Jessica E. Stelly, 23, a deputy located $6,000 worth of counterfeit money. Stelly was arrested at 6 p.m. Thursday and charged with sixty counts of monetary instrument abuse, illegal display of a license plate, and improper lane usage.

The Secret Service was contacted and assisted with the investigation.

As of press time, no bond had been set.

There have been a rash of counterfeiting incidents in Acadiana recently with a husband and wife recently being arrested in Vermilion parish in connection with a rash of incidents in that area.

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