LOS ANGELES — Two California money forgers were arrested for an alleged gunpoint robbery of an undercover Secret Service who was working to bust up their counterfeit cash ring.
Federal prosecutors say Richard “Profit” Taron Henderson, and Tyre “Reckless” Jordan Simmons, both 22, had been under investigation for months for forgery when an undercover agent for the Secret Service arranged to meet them in late March to buy $40,000 in bogus notes.
On March 26, Henderson arrived at a rendezvous spot in South Los Angeles with a bag stuffed with clothes to stand in for a sack of money, prosecutors said. When the agent showed up, Simmons allegedly pulled out a 9mm handgun and pointed it in the officer’s face.
The pair then made off with $4,500 the agent had brought along for the bogus deal. They also stole the agent’s secret service vehicle.
Simmons had served time after being convicted of robbery in the Los Angeles in 2016.