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Lufkin Police arrest 2 accused of trying to pass fake bills

Melinda Dunn mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Melinda Dunn mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Ladona Stewart mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Ladona Stewart mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Lufkin Police have arrested two women accused of trying to pass counterfeit money at a Lufkin business.

Melinda Dunn, 35, of Cordova, Tenn., and Ladona Jo Stewart, 25, of Huntington, are charged with forgery by counterfeiting.

According to the police report, officers arrested the duo at a Polk's convenience store on the 600 block of South Timberland Drive at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Officers learned from the employees of the store that the suspects attempted to pass a counterfeit 10-dollar bill.

The officers identified the suspects and found them to have additional counterfeit five- and 10-dollar bills, according to the report.

The report states that Dunn's and Stewart's vehicle, a cream in color Chrysler 300, matched the description from other incidents reported the same day involving suspects attempting to pass counterfeit bills. Police had the car towed and referred the other incidents for further investigation.

Police arrested the pair and had them booked into the Angelina County Jail.

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