LAYTON -- Police said a 32-year-old Harrisville woman used fake $20 bills to buy household items at Walmart on at least two occasions.
When Kendra Marie Neal showed up at the Layton Walmart on Wednesday, store employees recognized her from surveillance videos of her last two visits and called police.
Layton police booked Neal in the Davis County Jail on 27 counts of forgery. She is being held without bail.
The Davis County Attorney's Office is reviewing the case before filing formal charges in 2nd District Court.
Sgt. Alex Davis said Neal "had been buying household items" with the fake $20 bills. The $20 bills were actually $1 bills that she or someone else had altered.
Normally, when someone passes counterfeit $20 bills they buy small items in order to get cash back, Davis said.
But in Neal's case, she was using the fake bills to "acquire merchandise," Davis said.
Davis said when Neal was arrested on Wednesday she was actually using real cash, but officers found some fake bills in her possession.
According to the probable cause statement for arrest, Neal consented to have her belongings searched.
Police found inside Neal's planner a counterfeit $20 bill and four "washed/altered $1 dollar bills," according to the document. They also found inside her purse six pages of counterfeit $20 bills that had not been cut out.
Neal had been at the store on Nov. 29 and then again on Dec. 3, using fake bills, Davis said.
The case is still active because officers found "evidence that she may have made purchases at other places," Davis said.
"We think there may be others who were victimized," Davis said.
A man, who was with Neal, was not arrested. He denied any involvement with the counterfeiting and said he did not know Neal was passing fake bills, according to the document.
Layton police officers are talking with the federal investigators about the case.
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