Cullman Police Bust Up Vinemont Counterfeiting Operation

Homeowner Mark Anthony Nix (52) was arrested and booked on multiple criminal charges.

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Cullman Police Bust Up Vinemont Counterfeiting Operation

by | Jul 12, 2017 | City News, County News, Crime, Cullman, Cullman City, Public Safety

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Homeowner Mark Anthony Nix (52) was arrested and booked on multiple criminal charges.

On July 7th, the Cullman Police Department (CPD) received information about possible criminal activity involving the counterfeiting of US currency off Eva Road.

CPD gained consent to search the residence in question.

Once inside the dwelling, Sergeant Chris Thomason and Officers Trey Higginbotham, and Kyle Foshee along with Investigators Justin Craft and Scott Sanford recovered:

• Counterfeit US currency (varied denominations)
• Printers
• Other items used to facilitate a counterfeiting process.

The location of the apparent forgery operation was along County Road 1435.

Also, coffee filters containing Methamphetamine as well as multiple items of drug paraphernalia were discovered at the address.

As a result, Cullman Police arrested the homeowner:


Mark Anthony Nix (52) of Vinemont, AL

Nix received transportation to Cullman County Detention Center where he received processing, booking and the following charges:

Forgery – 1st Degree
Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument – 1st Degree
Criminal Possession of Forgery Device
Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance
Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Mr. Nix has since bonded out of County Jail.

Nix is 52 years old. He listed is as a resident of Vinemont, Al

According to Sgt. Thomason,

“There have been a high number of counterfeit bills passed to local businesses lately. I would like to remind businesses to be on alert for counterfeit bills in denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 100. Please report any counterfeit bills you encounter to law enforcement.”

Anyone with information on illegal forgery, counterfeiting or drug activity is asked to call the Cullman Police Department at 256-734-1434 or 256-775-7179.
Chris Thomason

Chris Thomason

Sergeant with Cullman Police Department

The information and booking photograph shown here has been provided by Sergeant Chris Thomason. Thomason has a prolific history of narcotics arrests and proven law enforcement acumen.

Mr. Nix been charged with offenses, NOT convicted of crimes. The judicial process following this arrest ultimately determines his personal guilt or innocence in regards to the criminal charges. If found guilty of any of the charges, his criminal sentencing and possible punishment will be largely determined by the statutes written in the Alabama Code for such matters.

County Road 1435

Cullman Police Bust Up Vinemont Counterfeiting Operation

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