TULSA- The former Fairland police chief has been indicted in federal court on a counterfeit charge after he was caught on a Vinita Wal-Mart surveillance video passing four counterfeit bills while in uniform, the U.S. Attorney’s office confirmed on Thursday.
William (Billy) Ray Moore, 32, of Grove, was indicted with uttering counterfeit obligations and securities. He is accused of passing the counterfeit $100 bills on October 17, 2008.
Moore is accused of using the counterfeit money to purchase a prepaid credit card, a Vinita police report says.
In a related matter, Tawni Lorene Gaines, 37, of Fairland, was also indicted in federal court on counterfeiting obligations or securities of the United States - currency, uttering counterfeit obligations and securities.
Gaines is accused of making 16 counterfeit $100 bills on August 1, 2008, and then using the counterfeit bills to purchase something of value from an individual.
Those counterfeit bills were kept at the Fairland police department.
Investigators believe Moore took the counterfeit bills from an evidence locker.
In an unrelated indictment, Edward O'Field, 79, of Colcord was charged with having abusive sexual contact with a minor younger than 12 and with committing aggravated sexual abuse against a different minor, also younger than 12.