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Police Arrest Woman In Santa Barbara For Possession Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Phony Money Orders

Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 12:24am


A joint U.S. Secret Service-Santa Barbara Police investigation led to the seizure of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of fraudulent money orders.

The Secret Service received information that phony money orders were being shipped from Nigeria, to Santa Barbara.

U.S. Customs seized one box, and the Secret Service seized another headed to a Santa Barbara post office box, for a woman named Passion Moore.

Agents turned over the box to Santa Barbara Police detectives, who made sure it got to the mail box store where it was supposed to be delivered.

Police detectives set up a stakeout, and arrested Moore after she picked up the box.

All of the counterfeit money orders, which had the Citibank name on them, had a listed value of more than $437,000.

The 47 year old woman was arrested for possession of counterfeit checks.


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