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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Counterfeit Money Warning

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The Shelby County Sheriff's Office warns citizens of counterfeit money possibly being circulated in our area.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the community to counterfeit $100.00 bills possibly in circulation within our area.  These counterfeit bills all bear the same serial number, LB45440078L, and each bill bears apparent Asian characters stamped on the rear. The bills otherwise appear to resemble real US currency in look and feel.  At least one other local agency has reported currency of a similar description being recently tendered at a local business. Local merchants and residents are urged to closely inspect any $100.00 bills in their possession; if any bills matching this description are located, please notify your local law enforcement agency and do not attempt to further circulate the bills.

This public warning is a result of a recent investigation and related arrest by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.  On May 21, 2019, investigators with the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division executed a search warrant at a residence on Glenn Road in Wilsonville, Alabama. This search warrant led to the seizure of $40,200.00 in counterfeit US currency, as well as drugs and drug paraphernalia. Subsequently, 48 year-old Adrienne Elaina Blair of Wilsonville, Alabama was arrested on the charges of Possession of a Forged Instrument Ist Degree, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She is currently on release under a $17,000.00 bond.

For information on current or recently released inmates from the Shelby County Jail, visit our, then select Inmate Listing under the Jail tab.  For more information on the details of related criminal charges, click on the following crime title and search the related chapters and sections:

  Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st Degree - 13A-9-5

 Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree - 13A-12-214

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - 13A-12-260

 Anyone with additional information about this crime should contact the Shelby County Sheriff's Office directly at (205) 669-4181, the Secret Witness line at (205) 669-9116, or through our website at by clicking on the "Report a Crime" link under the "Helpful Links” section. 

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