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 June 10th, 2009  
St. Lucie deputies find fake money, real felons at north-county home, according to Sheriff Mascara
 
Deputies serving a felony warrant on a north St. Lucie County woman at a northern St. Lucie County home got an unexpected bonus when they arrested the woman and a man also living at the apartment for counterfeiting 20-dollar bills, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

“When the deputies entered the home of Brenda Kay Hopkins, 46, at 6555 Yedra Avenue, they smelled something burning,” Sheriff Mascara said. “Then they discovered Ronald Jensen, 51, in the bathroom burning counterfeit bills and trying to flush them down the toilet.”

Deputies obtained a search warrant for the home and seized a computer, cutting board on the kitchen counter, ink and copier paper, along with chemicals used in the counterfeiting, Sheriff Mascara said.

Deputies also seized 80 counterfeit 20-dollar bills.

They charged Hopkins and Jensen with counterfeiting and possessing tolls for counterfeiting, both felonies.

Here is a web link to a locator map of the home where deputies made the arrests:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=6555+yedra+Avenue,+Fort+Pierce,+fl&sll=37.509726,-95.712891&sspn=30.437206,55.283203&ie=UTF8&ll=27.542961,-80.456593&spn=0.066818,0.107975&z=13

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