AUBURN (CBS13) – Four people have been arrested in connection to the alleged use of counterfeit currency.

Auburn police officers responded to the Auburn Town Center after reports of two men trying to use the counterfeit currency at a local business.

Kenneth Hillery, 42, was arrested in the parking lot of the center. Police also arrested 21-year-old Mariah Ortiz and 19-year-old Richard Bridges, who were in Hillery’s car.

Upon further investigation, more counterfeit currency was found in Hillery’s vehicle.

Police arrested the second suspect from the original report, 21-year-old Pernell Hill, at a business near Highway 49 at Interstate 80.

Hillery and Hill were arrested on charges of burglary and forgery, while Ortiz and Bridges were only arrested on conspiracy charges.

This case is still under investigation.


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