WCSO arrest man for counterfeit money

On July 4th 2017 Sgt. M. Payne and Deputy J. Edmiston responded to a citizen’s complaint on Wise Norton Road in Wise, VA regarding counterfeit money. A male subject, later identified as Jason Ira Massengill, 38 years old, of 1629 Lynn Avenue Kingsport, Tennessee, had given the victim $300.00 in counterfeit money to take him out of town.
Deputies located Mr. Massengill at Auto Zone in Norton, VA where they recovered additional counterfeit bills from Mr. Massengill. Over $7,000 in counterfeit money was recovered by deputies. 
Mr. Massengill has been charged with uttering counterfeit money, and possession of counterfeit money. Mr. Massengill has also been linked to other counterfeit money cases throughout the region. If anyone has any information about counterfeit money or believes they have been a victim please contact Wise County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Sgt. Duane Phillips at (276) 328-3756 or by email, dphillips@wiseso.net.

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