Posted: Aug 6, 2012 4:36 PM
Updated: Aug 6, 2012 4:52 PM
Sierra Vista - A Sierra Vista woman faces nearly three dozen charges for passing fake currency around the city.
Detectives credit an employee at a local fast-food restaurant with providing the major break in the case.
A drive-through window cashier reported receiving a questionable $10 bill from a woman who drove off after the attendant went to alert the restaurant's manager. The employee also provided a detailed description of the driver and vehicle. Detectives subsequently matched the bill's serial number to others used at various businesses.
On Sunday, surveillance video helped identify the suspect vehicle and its owner, Rachel Lindsey, who also match the description provided by the restaurant employee. Detectives served search warrants at two homes, one on Sheila Lane and another on Camino Del Norte. Evidence found at both locations which resulted in Lindsey being arrested for: 29 counts of Forgery, 4 counts of Fraudulent Schemes, 1 count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 1 count of Possession of Marijuana. Lindsey was booked into the Cochise County Jail.
Detectives caution all Sierra Vista businesses that it is likely counterfeit bills are still circulating within the City. If a business believes they have received a counterfeit bill, contact the Sierra Vista Police Department immediately.
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