Three arrested for making fake money

Published 12:17 am Friday, September 4, 2009

FERRIDAY — Three women were arrested Wednesday night on charges they were manufacturing fake money.

Larissa Roshea Young, 29, 1012 Cole St., Jonesville, Umika Young O’Steen, 32, 1012 Cole St., Jonesville, and Antoynette Dunbar, 27, 100 Kyle Road, Ferriday, were all booked on charges of forgery of money by the Ferriday Police.

The women had allegedly passed off a couple of fake $20 bills in Natchez and Ferriday and had tried to pass off one in Vidalia, Ferriday Assistant Police Chief Johnny Evans said.

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The person in Vidalia did not accept the counterfeit bill, however, and authorities were given a notice to be on the look out for the women, Evans said. The women reportedly admitted to police they had gotten a printer and were copying $20 bills, Evans said.

The police have since confiscated the equipment, he said. Dunbar was also charged with theft by shoplifting because she had allegedly stolen some items from the Dollar General, Evans said. The items have been recovered, he said.