Women allegedly printed fake bills in hotel room

38-year-old Robbin Lynnette Brown and 45-year-old Cecelia V. Robertson (WTVD)

January 19, 2010 6:50:53 AM PST
Two Georgia women are scheduled to make a court appearance today for their involvement in an alleged counterfeit money operation that was run from inside a Fayetteville hotel.

Cumberland County Sheriff's detectives arrested the women Sunday after uncovering the operation.

Authorities say 38-year-old Robbin Lynnette Brown and 45-year-old Cecelia V. Robertson, both of Jonesboro, Georgia were hold up inside the Holiday Inn Express on Skibo Rd.

The women allegedly set up their operation inside a rented room. Detectives arrested them after finding out about fake 100 dollar bills being passed around town.

Detectives say Brown and Robertson tried to hide their operation from officers by stuffing 15 counterfeit bills in the hotel room toilet and covering up the tools they used.

The women are charged with counterfeiting and manufacturing, forgery, possession of counterfeit notes and felony conspiracy. They each are being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under $8,000 bonds.

Detectives warn the public that if they have a 100 dollar bill in their possession, make sure it is not one of the counterfeit bills. The fake bills have a different feel and texture. The bills also lack numerous security features.

If you have questions about the legitimacy of a 100 dollar bill, you may go to the U.S. Government's Secret Service website for additional information and direction.

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