According to the El Dorado Sheriffs Office, the announced the arrest of a pair of Contra Costa County residents in connection in late February in connection with counterfeiting.
They said that on February 28, 2021 deputies responded to the Quality Inn in Cameron Park when the staff located evidence of counterfeiting in a vacated hotel room. Deputies contacted the prior occupants of the room and located a counterfeited bill in their vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded a large quantity of counterfeit bills, printer, paper money stock and handwritten credit card numbers.
Joel Luna, 45 years, and Staci Faletti, 45 years, of Bethel Island were arrested for Forgery, Conspiracy, and Possession of a Forged Item with intent to distribute.
Faletti and Luna were later released from custody on bail.