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

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.