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Feds, local authorities bust up alleged counterfeit cash operation in Medina County

Six arrests made, $12,000 in counterfeit cash seized, authorities say

MEDINA COUNTY, Texas – Authorities in Medina County busted up an alleged counterfeit manufacturing operation that resulted in the arrests of six people on Monday.

State, federal and local authorities served a warrant in the 200 block of County Road 442 in Hondo and said they found $12,000 in counterfeit currency. Authorities dismantled the manufacturing capabilities of the alleged counterfeit operation.

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Six arrests were made, and the Medina County Sheriff's Office said more are pending. Those who were arrested were charged with forgery, and at least one individual is charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

The multi-agency operation included the U.S. Secret Service South Texas Regional Task Force, the Medina County Sheriff's Office, Hondo Police Department, Castroville Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety CID, Texas Rangers and Aviation and Highway Patrol.

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The following individuals were arrested and named in a release:

  • Rebecca Ann Solis, 41, is charged with forgery (counterfeiting).
  • Joe Anthony Alvarado, 46, is charged with forgery and two counts of FTA-forgery financial instrument.
  • Raymond Rodriguez-Towell, 17, is charged with forgery (counterfeiting).
  • Monika Rodriguez, 44, is charged with forgery (counterfeiting).
  • Reymundo Rodriguez, 62, is charged with forgery (counterfeiting).
  • Rene Vargas, 55, is charged with forgery (counterfeiting).