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Washed bills and a printer: Roseville police catch alleged counterfeiters in the act

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The Federal Reserve launched a redesigned $100 note that incorporates new security features to deter counterfeiters in this 2010 video.

Three suspects were arrested in Roseville last week after police caught them in the apparent act of counterfeiting bills using a computer, authorities said.

James McCarver, 29, Meranda Lopes, 43, and Nataliya Golban, 26, were all arrested on suspicion of forgery, counterfeiting and outstanding warrants, Roseville police said Thursday.

Officers were conducting a parole search April 18 at a hotel in the 1000 block of Lead Hill Boulevard when they entered a room to find the three suspects, the Roseville Police Department said in a news release.

Officers found one suspect working at a computer that had a $100 bill on its screen, police said. Officers located the two other suspects, as well as “washed” $1 bills and a printer inside the hotel room, according to the news release.

Anyone in the area who believes they may be in possession of a fake bill should contact the Roseville Police Department at 916-774-5000.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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