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POLICE: Louisville man gets UPS shipment of counterfeit cash

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Eric Stearns (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Eric Stearns (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a Louisville man received at least $2,800 in counterfeit $100 bills via a UPS parcel.

According to an arrest report, 47-year-old Eric Stearns got the parcel on Nov. 15. But police say he had been expecting it.

Stearns had allegedly been in contact with an accomplice, via cell phone and computer. And police say they had a plan.

"The arrangement was for this subject [Stearns] to purchase laptop computers from H.H. Gregg and ship them out of state," police say.

On Nov. 16, Stearns allegedly ordered and paid for five laptops and iPod docking stations with the $2,800 in counterfeit money.

Police say the money was later confirmed counterfeit by PNC Bank.

Stearns was arrested on Saturday evening and charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception.

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