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Man arrested for trafficking counterfeit checks, money orders

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Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 3:18pm

An Opelousas man has been charged with having over $160,000 in fake check and money orders.

On June 12, authorities exercuted a search warrant at a home in the 1100 block of Stardust Street in Opelousas, LA. The warrant was obtained by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations as a result of a continuing joint investigation into the trafficking of counterfeit checks and money orders.

Investigators were able to recover $160,079.50 worth of counterfeit checks and money orders.

Nelson Durald, 47, was charged with 151 individual counts of Monetary Instrument Abuse. 

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