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Three Arrested In Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties In Connection With Counterfeit Money Operation

(Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office photo)
Some of the counterfeit money seized from three women in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

Authorities say a routine traffic stop on the Central Coast led to the breakup of a counterfeiting operation.

A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s motorcycle officer stopped Jennifer Howard for speeding in Buellton.

The officer says she provided false information about her identify.

The Long Beach woman was arrested, and when her car was searched, investigators say they found drugs and some counterfeit $100 bills.

They also discovered the 30 year old woman was en route to a Thousand Oaks motel. Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies went to the motel, and found more counterfeit money and printing materials.

Two women in the room were arrested on multiple charges related to the counterfeit money.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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