Metairie man arrested after counterfeiting investigation

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Posted: Aug 4, 2010 12:58 PM by Kevin Davidson
Source: Louisiana State Police

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Topics: counterfeit, money order, United States Post Office, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, Metairie, Louisiana State Police, LSP, Troop B, fraud, mail fraud, WBRZ

A Metairie man is in jail after he was caught with hundreds of counterfeit money orders.

State Police Troop B says investigators discovered a FedEx package containing 325 bogus money orders being sent to 54 year old Brian Kent.

It was sent from Nigeria.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) carried out a controlled delivery of the package.

After Kent accepted the package, investigators searched his car and home.

About 700 counterfeit money orders and checks were recovered as well as a check scanning machine.

Kent is jailed on fraud, mail fraud and smuggling charges.

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