Crime

Counterfeit bills found during a traffic stop in Myrtle Beach

A traffic stop in Myrtle Beach leads to the discovery of counterfeit bills, an unlicensed driver and an uninsured vehicle.

At about 1:15 Sunday morning, a Myrtle Beach police officer pulled over a car near 9th Avenue North and Kings Highway, because the tag on the license plate was upside down.

According to the police report, the driver, Shannon Church, 28, gave the officer a paper copy of a North Carolina’s driver’s license that expired in March.

The officer then checked the registration on the vehicle and discovered it was last registered in 2012 and the vehicle was also uninsured, according to the report.

While doing inventory of the vehicle, the officer discovered counterfeit bills that included three $100 bills and four $10 bills.

Church told the officer that the bills were not hers. She claims that she found the bills in her glove box after she loaned her car to a friend, according to the report.

She also told officers that she didn’t know the bills were fake, until she showed them to her boyfriend.

Church was placed under arrest and taken to the Myrtle Beach Jail.

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