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Borger woman arrested for use of counterfeit money

August 16, 2011

Shannon Washer

A Borger woman is in the custody of Amarillo police after allegedly passing fake money at different locations throughout the Texas Panhandle.
On Friday, Aug. 12, at 8:20 p.m., Amarillo police officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of South Bell on a person attempting to pass a possible counterfeit bill. Shannon Washer, 36, of Borger had tried to buy merchandise with what the clerk believed were counterfeit bills.
When the manager did not take the money, Washer took the money and left the property, according to reports from the Amarillo police.
She was reportedly seen walking toward the intersection of 34th and Bell. Officers started to check the area and found her in a nearby parking lot.
Washer was detained and returned back to the original location, where she was positively identified as the female that tried purchasing items with counterfeit money.
When she was detained, she was also in possession of several $20 bills and two $1 bills.
As officers looked at the denomination of the bills, it was determined that the $20s all had the same serial number and the $1s had the same serial number.
The female was identified as Washer.
She was driving a Chevrolet Avalanche that was located in the parking lot in the 3300 block of South Bell, according to police reports. A search warrant was obtained and issued for the Chevrolet and several more pieces of counterfeit bills were located in the vehicle.
In total, there were 23 counterfeit $100s, 13 counterfeit $20s, and 13 counterfeit $10s, according to police reports.
Washer was transported and booked into Randall County for counterfeiting. A hold was placed on her for the Secret Service as well.
(Editor’s Note: The Borger News-Herald wishes to thank ProNews7 for its help in acquiring this information.)

Comments

Seriously!

January 27, 2012 by outofhere (not verified), 2 years 26 weeks ago
Comment: 954

Thats all she got? No We won't leave her alone and as for the comment that she didn't know she was passing fake bills! Duh read the article, she had the paper and sissors in her car! I wouldn't trust this person with my life.

Borger woman arrested for use of counterfeit money

January 25, 2012 by crazyray (not verified), 2 years 26 weeks ago
Comment: 948

Anyone that really knows her knows she would not knowingly have passed these fake bill's.

Are you serious?

January 28, 2012 by Jim Lusk (not verified), 2 years 26 weeks ago
Comment: 955

Just how well do YOU know her? I've known her for over 20 years. This is nothing new or out of charactar for her. Most of us had hoped when she took over her mother's business, that she would grow up and act responsible. Guess not...
BTW: How come I'm the only one here using my real name??

Guilty Plea

January 25, 2012 by tx_girl (not verified), 2 years 26 weeks ago
Comment: 945

I see that she has pled guilty. So much for her saying that she didn't do anything wrong. BNH why is this new information not in the local paper, but was released on the Amarillo news yesterday?

REALLY

December 1, 2011 by btwngrl (not verified), 2 years 34 weeks ago
Comment: 921

OMG enough already...why is this back up? geez leave her alone!

 

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