West Texas woman charged over bogus cash

West Texas woman charged over bogus cash

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View of counterfeit US dollar bills displayed after a gang dedicated to forgery was dismantled in Lima on May 10, 2014. 1,800,000 counterfeit US dollars in 100 dollar bills were seized and three men were arrested in a clandestine printing plant during an operation in Lima early Saturday. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Posted on June 18, 2014 at 1:23 PM

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A West Texas woman charged with trying to pass fake cash allegedly told police that she starched and ironed the bills to prevent wrinkles.
   
Midland County jail records show 21-year-old Lindsey Jackson of Midland was being held Wednesday on a charge of forgery of a governmental financial instrument.
   
No attorney was listed for Jackson, whose bond was set at $10,000 following her arrest Monday as police responded to a Western Union office.
   
The Midland Reporter-Telegram (http://bit.ly/1phgCAj ) reports Jackson wanted to transfer about $150 to a federal prisoner. A Western Union worker used a marker that indicated the bills were bogus.
   
An arrest affidavit says Jackson told the officer the money appeared counterfeit because she likes to starch and iron the bills to prevent them from having wrinkles.

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