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Woman tries to pass counterfeit $100 bill at 7-11
August 25, 2018
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Monday, August 20 at about 3:00 p.m., a deputy from the San Bernardino County Sheriff responded to the 7‑11 store in the 74000 block of Twentynine Palms Highway after getting a report of a customer passing a counterfeit $100-dollar bill.
Earlier in the day, at 7:10 a.m., a white female adult, later positively identified as Destiney Nichole Allen (age 24 of Yucca Valley) entered the 7-11 store and furnished a counterfeit $100-dollar bill to purchase merchandise from the clerk. The suspect fled the store in an unknown direction.
The investigation identified Destiney as a potential suspect and a possible home address. The deputy contacted Allen at a house on the 6400 block of Cholla Avenue in Twentynine Palms.
During the investigation, deputies learned Allen entered the 7-11 store with the intent to pass a counterfeit $100-dollar bill as real US currency.
Destiney Nichole Allen was arrested and booked at Morongo Jail for Commercial Burglary and Forgery. Bail was set at $25,000.
Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact Deputy R. Arthurton with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760)366-4175.
Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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