BCSO: Woman linked to counterfeit cash shopping ring

Lisa Marie Gonzales, 37, believed to be one of the ring leaders

A 37-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a case that involved people shopping with counterfeit cash, then returning the merchandise for real money.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, it appears that investigators with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office believe the suspect, Lisa Marie Gonzales, may have been one of the ringleaders.

The affidavit also mentions other suspects by name but does not say whether any of them have been arrested yet.

It stated that investigators determined that one of the businesses they targeted was Macy's at the San Antonio Rivercenter mall.

According to the affidavit, a man known as "300" and his wife would hire people to shop with the counterfeit cash.

They later would return the merchandise to the store and be refunded with real money which they would split with the group's leader, the affidavit stated.

During the investigation, detectives said they found a slip of paper with the name "300" on it and a phone number which they determined belonged to Gonzales, the affidavit stated.

Gonzales was arrested Thursday on a charge of organized retail theft.

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