Woman Arrested on Counterfeit Charges

AMARILLO -- On Sunday at 4:15 p.m., Amarillo Police were called out to the 3100 block of S Taylor on a stolen vehicle report. 
The owner reported she had parked her 1999 Mercury in the driveway on Saturday evening. 

Around 5:40pm, APD officers were responding to the area of NW9th and N Louisiana on the recovered stolen Mercury. 

Upon arrival, officers observed several people standing around the stolen Mercury. They were also directing officers to a black 2001 Jeep that was leaving the area at a high rate of speed as being involved in the stolen vehicle. 

Officers were advised that there were a female and male occupant of the Jeep. Officers went after and stopped it the jeep at NW 11th and Tennessee.  

The Jeep was occupied by 21-year-old Michelle Nicole Saldana and there was no passenger in the vehicle. 

Officers searched the vehicle and found an illegal 6” double bladed knife from the vehicle and 3 counterfeit $20 bills. 

Officers also recovered a printer and an additional 5 copies of counterfeit $20 bills that had not been cut out yet. All these items were taken and booked as evidence. 

Saldana was transported to Potter County where she was booked into jail on 3 charges of Forgery Government/National Instrument/Money and one count of Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon.

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