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Four people arrested for forgery after fake $100 passed at Target

June 5, 2012

Four people have been arrested for passing counterfeit money at Target, and the U.S. Secret Service is investigating.

According to a Wauwatosa police report:

A 41-year-old Milwaukee woman handed a clerk a $100 bill for an $8 purchase. The clerk became suspicious because she saw numerous $20 bills when the customer opened her wallet.

The woman left in a vehicle, which officers pulled over at 102nd Street and Capitol Drive at 5:37 p.m. May 28.

She told officers she had found the bill, which turned out to be a washed and reprinted $5 bill. She was arrested for forgery, possession of drug paraphernalia and on a Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office warrant. Two crack pipes, the butts of marijuana cigarettes and a blunt cutter were found in her purse.

The district attorney is expected to issue charges against her June 27.

The driver, a 49-year-old Milwaukee man, arrested for forgery, being party to a crime and ID theft after he provided false identification to an officer. The two other passengers, a 49-year-old Milwaukee man and a 43-year-old Madison woman, also were arrested for forgery and being party to a crime. In addition, one of the men was arrested on warrants for retail theft with Waukesha and Milwaukee counties.

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