Lufkin Police add charge to counterfeit suspect

Ladona Stewart mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Ladona Stewart mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police have added a charge to a Huntington woman accused of trying to pass counterfeit bills at different businesses in Lufkin.

Police began the investigation into Ladona Jo Stewart, 25, after she and another woman, Melinda Dunn, 35, of Cordova, Tenn., were arrested on May 25.

According to the police report, officers arrested the duo at a Polk's convenience store on the 600 block of South Timberland Drive on May 25. 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.

At 2 p.m. Monday, Stewart appeared at the Lufkin Police Department and police arrested her on a separate warrant which was obtained after police determined she had passed counterfeit bills at other locations in the Lufkin area, including Kmart, located at 3061 South John Redditt Drive.

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