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Drayton man accused of passing fake money for 2 years

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Benjamin Hinson (Spartanburg Co. Detention Facility) Benjamin Hinson (Spartanburg Co. Detention Facility)

A Drayton man was arrested Monday after federal investigators said he paid several stores in the Upstate with fake money for nearly two years.

According to an affidavit, 33-year-old Benjamin Hinson made and used counterfeit cash from December 2010 until this month.

The court document said that $2,460 in fake cash was found in Hinson's vehicle after he was stopped for a traffic violation in Newberry County in December 2010. It said that after that discovery, they gathered surveillance video showing someone trying to use fake cash at a store on Woodruff Road in Greenville.

The U.S. Secret Service said further investigation revealed the same person using more fake cash at other stores in Greenville, Spartanburg and Gaffney.

Hinson was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Monday. He was charged with counterfeiting and is being held in jail on $50,000 bond.

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