Police find tools used to make counterfeit money during search for stolen vehicle

Brian Simms and Tommy Martin were arrested August 29 in Oklahoma City in connection to a stolen vehicle and possession of tools used to make counterfeit money. (Oklahoma County Jail)

Two people were arrested after police allegedly found tools to create counterfeit money in a stolen vehicle.

On August 29, officers with the Oklahoma City Police Department were called to the area of the 4800 block of W. I-40 Service Road. A man contacted officers and stated he had left his vehicle in the parking lot of a business in the area after it had electrical problems. When he came back, the vehicle was gone.

An officer began searching the area around the business to see if the vehicle had broken down in the area. While out searching, the officer noticed a vehicle matching the description of the stolen vehicle pull into the gas pumps at Sam's Club. The officer ran the plates and discovered the plates belonged to a different make and model of vehicle.

Police then arrested the driver and a passenger in the vehicle, later identified as 37-year-old Brian Simms and 42-year-old Tommy Martin. In the back of the vehicle, police found several black bags. Inside the bags officers allegedly found counterfeit money, rulers, ink, cutting tools, a printer and other items used to produce counterfeit money.

Both men were then booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on complaints of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of counterfeit instruments and concealing stolen property.

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