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11/14/2012 12:19:00 PM
Couple arrested after counterfeiting investigation
Prescott Valley Tribune


Prescott police booked a man and woman into the Yavapai County Jail on Tuesday on felony charges including counterfeiting after officers stopped their car and allegedly found evidence of counterfeiting, along with several fake $20 bills.

At 1 a.m., Prescott police officers with help from Prescott Valley police officers arrested Edwin Manual Jaramillo, 47, and his fiancé Erica Shay Pimentel, 29, of Prescott Valley who had allegedly been passing fake $20 bills at several restaurants, grocery stores and Wal-Marts in Prescott and Prescott Valley, Prescott Lt., Ken Morley said.

Prescott police investigators identified the counterfeiting scheme in October and tied Jaramillo and his car to several places counterfeit bills were used, Morley said.

"Late last night, Prescott Valley Police officers located Mr. Jaramillo's car being driven by Ms. Pimentel," Morley said. "She was stopped, found to be driving on a suspended Arizona drivers license, arrested, and the car was towed."

Officers later found evidence of counterfeiting in the car and Pimentel in possession of several fake $20 bills, Morley said.

After a search warrant was served, officers found equipment to make counterfeit bills and other evidence at the home Jaramillo and Pimentel share on Ranger Road in Prescott Valley, Morley said.

Officers found Jaramillo in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, Morley said.

"Prescott Police investigators believe the couple passed counterfeit bills in several different cities in Yavapai County including Cottonwood and Camp Verde," Morley said. "They also believe there are additional victims in Phoenix and surrounding cities."

An officer booked Jaramillo into the county jail on felony charges of fraud, money laundering, forgery and several other charges related to the illegal drugs.

Pimentel was booked into the county jail on felony charges of fraud, money laundering, forgery and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license.

Investigators will continue to look into this counterfeiting scheme, and more charges may be filed, Morley said.

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