Deputies Find Counterfeit Bills, Paper Cutter, and Cocaine in Woman’s Vehicle
SPRING HILL – Over the last several weeks, someone has been throwing counterfeit cash along Spring Hill roadways. The person responsible for the fraudulent philanthropy has not been positively identified but Sheriff’s Deputies did arrest a Tampa woman Saturday on related charges.
According to officials, Hernando County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped a woman who was walking along Kass Circle after receiving reports of a suspicious person. Deputies say 36-year-old Stephanie Salinas-Garrido claimed she was locked out of her vehicle, so they offered their assistance. As they approached her vehicle, Deputies noticed drug paraphernalia and several $100 bills. Deputies say Garrido spontaneously stated that she used the paraphernalia to smoke crack-cocaine. Upon further inspection, Deputies noticed the bills all had the same serial numbers and concluded that they were counterfeit. A paper cutter was also located inside the vehicle with evidence indicating it was used to cut the fake bills. In addition, 16.5 grams of cocaine was located inside Garrido’s vehicle.
Garrido was taken into custody and charged with Possession of Cocaine, Paraphernalia, and Counterfeit Currency. Garrido is currenly held on a $14,000 bond.
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