Three Arrested in Jasper Counterfeit Scheme

JASPER -- Three people are in jail today on felony counterfeiting charges.

Police say 21-year-old Zachary Uppencamp passed a fake $100 bill to Neil Pitstick, a cashier at the Huck’s gas station on Jackson Street in Jasper.

Pitstick then allegedly clocked in for work and made change for the $100.

A woman, identified as Chelsea Hager then went in to the gas station to get the change; $100 in all $5s.

Police say all three of the suspects knew the bills were fake.

 Uppencamp and Hager even tried using a fake bill at the Wendy’s in Huntingburg recently, according to police.  The restaurant wouldn’t take it.

During the investigation, police say they found a glass pipe used for smoking meth.

Pitstick is charged with Theft.

Uppencamp is charged with felony Counterfeiting.

Hager is charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Possession of Paraphernalia.