Tulsa County Deputies Bust Men for Counterfeit Money Operation

Dustin Hinton

Two Tulsa men are behind bars this week and facing multiple charges for their alleged roles in a counterfeit currency operation.

Deputies with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office arrested Robert Newsom and Dustin Hinton early Wednesday morning. Both were located driving a Lexus sedan with expired tags in the 7300 block of E. Admiral.

Booking information states that both men were found to have warrants of arrest out of Rogers and Oklahoma County. Newsom and Dustin were placed under arrest after the records check and the deputy began searching the vehicle.

"I came to a blue suitcase located behind the driver's seat," the deputy described. "While searching the suitcase I observed several counterfeit $10 and $20 bills."

Five sheets of counterfeit $10 and $20 bills were discovered that were not cut out individually. A printer, light pad and other tools used in counterfeit money operations were obtained by deputies with the TCSO, according to booking information.

Officials towed the vehicle to an impound lot and transferred Newsom and Hinton to the Tulsa County Jail. Each are being held on more than $70,000 bond.