Three charged with passing counterefeit $10 bills at Victoria Mall

Jennifer Lee Preyss By Jennifer Lee Preyss

July 10, 2011 at 2:10 a.m.

Two men and a woman were arrested Saturday after trying to purchase items at the Victoria Mall with counterfeit bills, police said Sunday.

Victoria Police Sgt. Mark Jameson said Sammy Salinas, 21; Nastassia Salinas, 28; and Eddie Gonzales, 21, were arrested about 5 p.m. on suspicion of paying for merchandise with fake $10 bills.

"Two-hundred-thirty dollars were collected from various stores and all of the bills were counterfeit $10," Jameson said.

Jameson did not know which stores the fake money was passed or what was purchased with it.

Police are investigating where the counterfeit money came from.

The three were arrested and charged with forgery and engaging in criminal activity.



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