Hot Dogs Lead to Counterfeit Money Operation, Arrest of Woman
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.—August 18, 2015—Responding to reports of two dogs left in a hot car, police in Grand Junction, Colorado, found dozens of counterfeit bills and a printing machine used to make them, KJCT8 News reported.
When officers arrived on the scene and performed a routine check of Sinda "Kirby" Sakala's information, they discovered she had a warrant for her arrest on charges of forgery and driving under restraint.
After she was placed under arrest, a subsequent search of her purse revealed two fake $20 bills, along with a photocopied $20 bill, the station reports.
The Grand Junction police department's Website notes that Sakala, 28, admitted there were "a lot more fake bills" in the vehicle, as well as a printing machine used to make the counterfeit money. Upon searching her vehicle, officers found the device loaded with paper consistent with the texture of the bills in her purse, as well as printed sheets of $5 and $20 bills.
In her wallet, police found two debit cards in other people's names. Sakala could not explain how these cards ended up in her possession.
KJCT8 News writes that Sakala was placed in the custody of the Mesa County Jail on charges of criminal possession of a forged instrument, criminal possession of a forgery device and criminal possession of two or more financial devices, as well her other warrants.
The Grand Junction police department's Website calls this case "another reason not to leave your dog in your hot car."