3 arrested in counterfeit money operation

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) – Authorities have arrested three people allegedly connected with a counterfeit money operation in Central California.

Tulare County sheriff’s officials say deputies were called to a swap meet near Visalia on Sunday after reports that someone was passing phony cash to vendors.

Deputies arrested Visalia resident Princess Garcia at the swap meet.

After further investigation, detectives uncovered a counterfeit operation in the city. They turned up a large amount of counterfeit money and the equipment used to make the bills.

Also arrested were Kenneth Choate and Kathryn Wagher of Pismo.

It wasn’t immediately known if the three have lawyers.

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