Third arrested in fake cash case
Craig Police made a third arrest Thursday that may be related to a recent rash of counterfeit $100 bills.
Sandra L. Gallosa, 32, of Craig, was arrested Thursday after a traffic stop near Sixth and Stout streets.
Gallosa faces a felony charge of possession of a forged instrument after officers say they found fake $100 bills and forged checks in the car with her.
Last week, officers arrested Ray Siqueiros, 19, of Craig, and Aaron Gallegos, 18, of Olathe, on forgery charges after a raid at a home on Third Street.
Siqueiros is charged with forgery and committing a fraudulent financial transaction.
Gallegos is charged with possession of tools used to commit forgery.
The felony charges against the three people could carry a sentence of as much as six years in prison.
Officers pulled Gallosa over Thursday because her driver’s license had been revoked and police saw her driving, Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta said.
Officers reported finding stolen checks and counterfeit money in the car Gallosa was driving, Vanatta said.
The counterfeit bills officers say they found are of the same low quality as the bills seized during last week’s raid, Vanatta said.
Officers say they think Gallosa’s case is related to the other arrests last week, Vanatta said.
In the past two months, more than 20 fake $100 bills have been distributed at local retailers, according to police.
Gallosa and Gallegos posted bond and were released from jail Thursday.
Siqueiros remains in Moffat County Jail on $30,000 bond.
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