Police jail man on counterfeiting warrant

From Local Sources

JASPER — Police took a man into custody Wednesday on a felony warrant charging him with counterfeiting and forgery.


A Dubois County Sheriff’s Department deputy took Zachery R. Uppencamp, 21, 1441 Jackson St., Jasper, into custody Wednesday morning at his home on the Dubois Circuit Court warrant charging him with the two Level 6 felonies.

Uppencamp is one of three charged in connection with a counterfeit bill that showed up last month at a Jasper convenience store.

The Jasper Police Department reported that, at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, Huck’s Convenience Store, 230 Third Ave., received a counterfeit $100 bill.

Police allegedly determined Uppencamp had passed the counterfeit bill to Neil J. Pitstick, 25, 675 Giesler Road, a cashier at Huck’s.

After going inside to clock in to work, Pitstick allegedly made change for the $100 bill.

After making change, police claim Chelsea N. Hager, 21, also of 1441 Jackson St., came inside to retrieve the $100 in $5 bills from Pitstick.

Police say Hager and Uppencamp then left the location with the stolen money.

Upon contacting Pitstick, police reported they were able to determine that he allegedly had knowledge of the bill’s counterfeit nature before making change for Uppencamp and Hager.

Pitstick was charged with misdemeanor theft June 26.

Upon contact with Hager and Uppencamp Friday, police said officers were able to determine they both allegedly had knowledge of the bill’s counterfeit nature after attempting to use the bill in Huntingburg at Wendy’s and being declined.

Hager and Uppencamp were aware the bill had “FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY” printed on it, police said.

During a search of Hager’s vehicle in connection with the investigation, police said a glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine was allegedly located. She was charged June 25 with misdemeanor counts theft and possession of paraphernalia.

The warrant for Uppencamp’s arrest in connection with the case was issued Friday.

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