MATTOON, Ill. (WCIA) — Two women from Indiana face charges of forgery and unlawful use of a weapon.
Authorities arrested 24-year old Cherith Hadnott, of Indianapolis, and 21-year old Madison Bullmann-Hammond, of Carmel.
Authorities say the women passed counterfeit $100 bills at six businesses in Charleston and five in Mattoon. Officials were able to apprehend the women based on suspect and vehicle descriptions.
During a traffic stop of the suspects, police found and seized a loaded .40 caliber handgun, $1,254 in cash, several counterfeit $100 bills and the 2010 Chevrolet.
Hadnott and another woman, Aniya Harris, were arrested for felony possession of counterfeit currency as well as possession of marijuana and theft in August 2018.
At that time, authorities recovered 11 counterfeit $100 bills, $1,425 US currency, a counterfeit detector pen and marijuana.