PORTLAND, Ore. -- A counterfeiting suspect with a history of drug arrests was sought in connection to fake bills passed at the Oregon State Fair earlier this month, according to state troopers and the Secret Service.
Raymond Chadley, a 32-year-old SW Portland man, was suspected in the forgeries and has a history as a counterfeiter, according to police. He also is wanted on outstanding warrants from the U.S. Marshals and Clackamas County for probation violations.
An investigation into the State Fair fake money led troopers to a Troutdale Travel Lodge, where they discovered a counterfeit printing press had been set up inside one of the rooms.
State Police Lt. Greg Hastings said numerous cut and uncut counterfeit $20 bills were seized, along with computers, printers and other products used in currency production.
Two people were initially arrested. Brant Scheibner, a 29-year-old Clackamas man, and 41-year-old Gresham resident Barbara Gibbs were booked into Marion County Jail on first degree conspiracy and forgery charges.
Police said Chadley was linked to the investigation and those two suspects.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts was asked to contact Oregon State Police at (800) 452-7888.