A Springfield woman is accused of using a fake $20 bill at a local gas station.
Kristina Skaggs, 24, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with counterfeiting. She pleaded not guilty and was released.
Springfield police began their investigation on Thursday morning when they were dispatched to Speedway on West North Street, according to an affidavit filed with the charges. Officers spoke with an employee who said a couple had come into the store, selected several items and ordered a pizza from the cafe.
“She stated that the female, described as in her early 20s, wearing shorts and a gray shirt with blonde hair, had paid for the items,” the affidavit says. “(The employee) said the couple had left on foot prior to (police’s) arrival, heading south off the lot and then eastbound down West Columbia Street.”
Officers then radioed for backup and Skaggs and a man were detained. During an interview, police said Skaggs told them that she didn’t know the money was counterfeit.
‘Officer’s explained to Ms. Skaggs that a female matching her description had just used a fake $20 bill at Speedway to which she replied ‘I didn’t know it was fake. I was the one who paid,’” the affidavit says.
The man produced two counterfeit $10 bills and said that he got the money from a mutual friend who had owed him some money.
Skaggs was brought back to the gas station where the employee was able to identify her. She was processed into the jail but then released and ordered to appear in court. .
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