Six charged with counterfeiting money offenses

Lakisha Bryant

Deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office arrested six Washington, D.C residents on Sunday afternoon and charged them with numerous offenses linked to the passing of counterfeit money.

Deputies were initially called to the Tropical Smoothie Café at Riverton Commons Shopping Center after someone reported two people trying to pass counterfeit $20 bills.

Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron said in a news release that the victims gave deputies a description of the suspects’ vehicle. Deputies spotted a vehicle matching the description on U.S. 522 just north of Interstate 66 at 2:14 p.m. A traffic stop and the arrests followed, McEathron stated.

The deputies found $2,000 in counterfeit $100, $50, $20 and $10 bills after making the traffic stop, McEathron said.

The defendants were identified as: Knanequa Shantise Roberts, 20, charged with conspiracy to forge or utter bank notes, possession of forged bank notes with knowledge that such are forged, and possession of marijuana; Lakisha Rochelle Bryant, 27, charged with possession of forged bank notes with knowledge that such are forged and conspiracy to forge or utter bank notes; Ashley Alec Bryant, 26, charged with possession of forged bank notes with knowledge that such are forged, conspiracy to forge or utter bank notes, forge or utter bank notes or bills, and possession of a schedule 1 drug; Shamika Markia Bryant, 29, charged with forging or uttering bank notes or bills, conspiracy to forge or utter bank notes and possession of forged bank notes with knowledge that such are forged; Andrean Jean Plowden, 26, charged with forging or uttering bank notes or bills, conspiracy to forge or utter bank notes and possession of forged bank notes with knowledge that such are forged; and Taquan Steve Woodward, 19, who was charged with possession of marijuana.

Shamika Bryant

All except Woodward are being held without bond in the Rappahannock-Warren-Shenandoah Regional Jail. Woodward is being held on $1,500 bond.

Ashley Bryant

Andrean Plowden

Taquan Woodward

Knanequa Roberts