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July 10, 2013

Accused counterfeiter has long criminal record

TRAVERSE CITY — An Idaho man who authorities said tried to pass counterfeit money as a uniformed police officer stood nearby has a long criminal history.

Terry Len Blamires, 50, faces two felony counts in 86th District Court of uttering and publishing counterfeit bills and possession of methamphetamine. He was arrested July 1 after a cashier at Brown Lumber became suspicious about a $20 bill he used and alerted a Traverse City police captain who was standing in the checkout line.

Court documents state Blamires, who was in Traverse City to visit an acquaintance, previously served time in federal prison on conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance across state lines and has prior convictions for domestic assault, burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia. Blamires also is being charged in 86th District Court as a habitual offender from a prior meth conviction.

Grand Traverse County sheriff’s Lt. Chris Clark said he knew of no outstanding warrants for Blamires in other states.

A preliminary examination is scheduled for July 18 at 11 a.m. in 86th District Court. Blamires is being held in Grand Traverse County jail on a $100,000 cash surety bond.

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