PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. —
Authorities in northern Arizona say two Phoenix
women are in custody for allegedly passing counterfeit money in Prescott Valley.
Prescott Valley police said officers responded to a call Wednesday about a
counterfeit bill passed at a supermarket.
The suspect fled on foot before officers arrived.
While investigating that case, police said another call came in about people
passing counterfeit currency at a clothing store.
Officers arrested Nancy Cardenas, 23, and Lizeth Duran, 22.
Police investigators said they’re tied the suspects to passing or attempting
to pass fake $100 bills at Alberston’s, Fry’s and Kohl’s.
Both women are being held in Yavapai County Jail on suspicion of forgery and
possessing a forged instrument.
Police didn’t immediately know Friday if either Cardenas or Duran have retained lawyers.