Two Arrested in Alleged Counterfeit Operation

Two Mishawaka residents were arrested by Plymouth officers on Wednesday afternoon in an alleged counterfeit operation.

Plymouth police received information that counterfeit checks were being manufactured and distributed at a motel in Plymouth. The suspects reportedly had been involved in counterfeiting checks in southern Michigan and in the northern Indiana area.

A search warrant was executed at the Economy Inn in Plymouth where police officers confiscated a laptop computer, printer, check paper, printed checks and other documents. The suspects were taken in for questioning and subsequently arrested.

Thirty-five-year-old Richard A. Rigsby was booked into the Marshall County Jail on preliminary charges of Forgery as a Class C Felony and Possession of a Controlled Substance as a Class D Felony while 33-year-old Rachel Hatton of Mishawaka has been booked on a preliminary charge of Forgery as a Class C Felony.

Their bonds have been set at $20,000 cash.