Agents with the Department of Public Safety, along with U.S. Marshals and the U.S. Secret Service arrested Michael Braddock, 40, on federal charges Tuesday.
Braddock was indicted by a federal grand jury last week in Lubbock on two charges of counterfeiting U.S. currency and one count of possession of U.S. currency.
According to the indictments, on or about June 26, 2019, Braddock, with intent to defraud, did falsely make, forge, counterfeit and alter an obligation and other security of the United States that is, falsely made, forged and counterfeited Federal Reserve Notes (front and back) in $20 denominations, bearing varying serial numbers. The second count for counterfeiting U.S. currency says Braddock forged and counterfeited Federal Reserve Notes (front and back) in $100 denominations.
The indictment for possession of counterfeit U.S. currency says on or about June 26, 2019, Braddock possessed, passed, uttered, published, sold, attempted to pass, attempted to utter, attempted to publish and attempted to sell counterfeit U.S. currency.
The indictment stems from an arrest in Levelland in June 2019 where Braddock was found in possession of counterfeit $20 and $100 bills.
After executing the search warrant, DPS obtained a search warrant at the residence in the 200 block of Bobby Street, which yielded methamphetamine, marijuana and additional counterfeit U.S. currency.
DPS and federal agents were assisted in executing the arrest and search warrants by the Levelland Police Department and the Hockley County Sheriff’s Department.
Braddock is being held by U.S. Marshals at the Lubbock County Detention Center.