CAMDENTON, Mo. -- "I don't know if this is the big one, but it's gotta be the most multi-faced one to come through our agency in a long time," said Camden County Sheriff Tony Helms.
Justin Wiley and Jacqueline Mazur
That's because when Camden County deputies, along with officers of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group served a search warrant at a home on Seven Ridges Court, they found 35-year-old Justin Wiley and 32-year-old Jacuqeline Mazur with methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, prescription pills, counterfeit money, debit cards with different names, stolen gift cards, identity theft documents, and equipment to make counterfeit money.
"The Secret Service has been contacted and they're planning to come down and continue the investigation," Helms said.
Helms believes the two had stolen gift cards from stores, had a way to get the code from the card, and replaced them. Once the card was purchased legally, the two would use the code to redeem the amount the gift card was worth.
"There doesn't need to be a fear that, 'oh I'll go to Walmart and buy one of these cards.' Because, they don't have any of the equipment or anything," Helms added. "We've got all the stuff they did to do this with, all the PIN numbers. So, even if it was one that was taken, it's safe."
Helms says Wiley and Mazur were printing counterfeit money on what he called "good paper," but didn't print anything higher than $20 dollar bills.
Right now, it's unknown if this was part of a larger counterfeiting ring.
"That's what we're hoping to find out from the Secret Service," Helms said. "How deep is it?"
Wiley and Mazur are in jail on $75,000 bond, both with extensive charges filed against them by the Camden County Prosecuting Attorney.
Helms says federal charges could also be filed.
Four children were also found in the home during the arrest. They were taken into foster care, and are now in the custody of other family members.