By MARLO BARNHART
Jerry Edwin Petry's "money-making" operation came to light May 1 when an informant went to his home west of Hancock to buy some bogus $100 bills, according to allegations contained in court records.
According to court records filed Thursday in Washington County District Court, Petry has been charged with two counts of forgery of public documents and two counts of uttering forged currency.
Bond was set at $50,000.
Federal agents raided Petry's house at 3600 National Pike Wednesday and charged him with counterfeiting and weapons possession, authorities said.
Petry, 47, has yet to be arraigned on federal charges of possession of explosives and possession of firearms.
In the court records detailing the alleged counterfeiting scheme, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms met with the informant on May 1 and arranged for the person to go to Petry's house at 9 p.m. to purchase bogus bills.