JAY — A former Fairland police chief accused of pawning two police guns and passing counterfeit money in uniform surrendered to authorities Friday, the Delaware County sheriff’s office confirmed.
William "Billy” Ray Moore, 31, of Chelsea is charged in Delaware County District Court with two counts of false declaration of ownership in pawn.
Moore was released on $5,000 bail, Detective Ron Teel said.
Moore is accused of pawning a Beretta .40-caliber pistol and a Glock .40-caliber pistol.
The pawned guns were issued to Moore while he was employed as a part-time police officer in Commerce and as the police chief in Fairland.
The former lawman also was seen on a videotape buying a pre-paid Visa card with four counterfeit $100 bills while wearing his Fairland police uniform, according to a Vinita police report.
The seized bills were turned over to the U.S. Secret Service, which has jurisdiction over investigations involving counterfeit money.
The counterfeit bills were kept at the Fairland Police Department.