Counterfeit Ring Busted, 3 Arrested

March 16, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Deputies in Stanislaus County busted a sophisticated counterfeiting ring and arrested three people.Detectives say a woman and two men used computers and printers to make fake cash.

Investigators say the suspects printed a lot of bad bills, as they worked to find the right color scheme. The phony money was passed at a Target store in Riverbank where the woman worked as a cashier.

Mark Copeland, Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, says "He'd look down; he'd get a $3 item, and cash the $100 bill."

The three people were caught when Target security discovered the phony hundred dollar bills. They checked store video tape and spotted the transactions.


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