Wise County authorities charge man with using counterfeit money


According to authorities, a Kingsport man linked to multiple counterfeit money cases throughout the region has been arrested.

According to the Wise County Sheriff's Office, authorities responded to a complaint back on July 4. A man, later identified as 38-year-old Jason Ira Massengill had given the victim $300 in counterfeit money to take him out of town.

Deputies found Massengill at Auto Zone in Norton where they recovered over $7,000 in counterfeit money from Massengill.

Massengill has been charged with uttering counterfeit money and possession of counterfeit money. He has also been linked to other counterfeit money cases throughout the region, authorities added.

If you believe you have been a victim or have additional information, you're asked to contact Wise County authorities at 276-328-3756 or email