Franklin man faces counterfeiting, theft charges


Seymour police investigating a theft reported Wednesday at a store on the city’s east side wound up arresting a Johnson County man on counterfeiting and theft charges.

William Eugene Dillard, 33, of Franklin was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown on those Level 6 felony charges at 4:09 p.m. Wednesday.

The investigation that led to his arrest began when city police received a call from an official with the Wal-Mart Supercenter about a theft at that store at 1600 E. Tipton St.

While en route to the store, Officer Bart Bevers reported seeing a vehicle matching the description of the one suspected of being involved in the reported theft.

Bevers stopped that vehicle, driven by Dillard, in an alley in the 100 block of North Chestnut Street.

During the investigation, officers obtained a warrant to search Dillard’s vehicle for evidence related to theft report, according to a news release from Detective Sgt. C.J. Foster.

While searching the vehicle, Foster said police found evidence related to the theft at Wal-Mart and several bags that contained evidence of printed counterfeit money, supplies to print counterfeit money such as paper and printing cartridges and homemade counterfeit money templates.

For more on this story, read Saturday’s edition of The Tribune.

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