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Man charged with counterfeiting

ALBANY -- A wanted man turned himself in Friday morning at the Albany Police Department and was charged with counterfeiting, a police official said.

"Michael Bertaran Edwards turned himself in around 8 a.m. Friday after seeing himself on the news," Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman, said. "He has been charged with 67 counts of forgery and is being held in Dougherty County Jail."

Police had wanted to talk to Edwards, 22, also known as "Mook," in connection with the counterfeiting case against Lakisha Carter, 29. Carter tried to buy shoes at the Albany Mall with five bogus $20 bills on Nov. 25, police reports stated.

After police arrested Carter, they found $1,240 in additional fake $20 bills in her purse, Banks said. According to the police information, Carter had 67 counterfeit bills in all.

Carter remained in Dougherty County Jail Friday in lieu of $5,000 bond,

a jail spokeswoman said.