WATERVILLE (AP) — Police have tracked down a Belgrade man they say spent thousands of dollars of counterfeit cash in the Waterville area in the past few weeks.

Jeremy McCaslin was charged this week with aggravated forgery for allegedly printing and spending phony bills.

Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey said his department started getting calls Jan. 17 from businesses that had received fake bills. Investigators caught up with the 37-year-old McCaslin on Monday when a cab driver told police that someone had paid a fare with counterfeit money. They later pulled over McCaslin’s car, and found two printers and some sheets of fake money that had not been cut.

Massey told the Morning Sentinel that McCaslin told them he was a drug addict who used the fake money to pay his dealers.

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