Former Rapper Arrested for Allegedly Switching Bail Money with Counterfeit Bills

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A notorious former Wichita Falls rap artist who was sentenced  to a federal prison term  for drugs now faces new charges.
 
He’s accused of trying to switch counterfeit bills for bail money customers paid at the bail bond company he worked.    
 
Cedric Gray was charged with forging  government currency, and is no longer jailed after bond was set at $10,000. 
 
Gray first was in the news about 10 years ago when he recorded a song in which he sang about how nice it would be  to see two Wichita Falls police officers in caskets and their families in tears.
 
Local stores pulled the music from shelves, at the request of police.
 
Then, when Gray was later arrested in a federal drug investigation friends and family said it was because he’d been targeted for arrest and they questioned whether he could receive a fair  trial.
 
Police said, though, Gray was a major player in the local drug distribution scene.
 
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15- years in prison.
 
The new charge was filed after counterfeit bills were found at  A- to- Z Bail Bonds.
 
A woman said she’d gone to the  company on June 12th to pay $150, to bail her mother out of jail.
 
Two days later, she was called by the company to pick up the money, because it was counterfeit.
 
So, she contacted police and they questioned employees and reviewed a video of the front office.
 
They say it shows Gray opening a drawer where the payment was placed in an envelope, before going to his desk to get a white envelope.
 
Then police say Gray went back to the other drawer to take out the envelope containing the bail payment.
 
They say Gray then went out of camera view,  before coming back  and putting an envelope back in the drawer.
 
An employee later noticed the bills in the envelope looked different than the ones she’d taken.
 
After staff determined the bills were counterfeit, they say Gray offered to pay $160 for them so everyone could go home.
 
 

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