Palm Bay Man Arrested For Having $9,000 In Counterfeit Bills

Homeless man had $9,000 in counterfeit bills in his pocket in Palm Bay.
Homeless man had $9,000 in counterfeit bills in his pocket in Palm Bay.

PALM BAY, Florida – Palm Bay police arrested a 38-year-old homeless man, over the weekend, for driving while his license was suspended, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of forged notes.

James Frank Ramsey had $9,000 in counterfeit bills in his pocket when he was pulled over during a traffic stop.

“There was $9,000 that was seized,” said Lt. Steve Bland, spokesman for the Palm Bay Police Department. It was not immediately known where the cash came from or how it was produced.”

The Palm Bay police officer who arrested Ramsey had seen him earlier that day as he was walking to a white Mazda. When the officer approached Ramsey, he admitted that his driver’s license was suspended and that he was just recently let out of a Brevard County Jail Complex.

James Frank Ramsey of Palm Bay.
James Frank Ramsey of Palm Bay.

Later that day, the same officer saw Ramsey driving the white Mazda. When he initiated a traffic stop and searched his vehicle, he found a brown glass pipe, methamphetamine, $9,000 in counterfeit bills.

No court date has been set for Ramsey, whose charges currently include DWLS W/Knowledge 2nd Offense, Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription, Poss/Use Drug Paraphernalia, Possess Forged Notes Bills Checks or Drafts, counts of Bond Exoneration/Revocation Felony, and two counts of Bond Exoneration/Revocation Misdemeanor.

He is booked into the Brevard County Jail in Sharpes with no bond.

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Tina Hodges works full-time as our travel writer for Palm Bay Daily. She is also the Editorial Manager at Sebastian Daily. After graduating from Sebastian River High School, she studied at Indian River Community College. Tina worked at Dooney & Bourke for many years. She has lived in Florida all of her life.
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