LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 21-year-old woman on a felony forgery charge after employees at the Little Caesar's restaurant on North Timberland Drive reported that someone had used a fake $20 bill there.
Keierra Chardanae Reese, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a third-degree felony forgery of a government document or financial instrument charge, a Class B misdemeanor failure to identify giving false or fictitious information charge, and a Class C misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia-marijuana charge. Collectively, her bail amount has been set at $2,000 for the two misdemeanor charges.
According to the Lufkin Police Department's daily activity report, the incident happened at about 7:42 p.m. Monday night. LPD officers responded to the Little Caesar's locate at 100 North Timberland and employees reported that someone had passed a counterfeit $20 there.
Reese's boyfriend told the officers that he had found the counterfeit $20 bill in the parking lot.
At that point, Reese allegedly gave the LPD officers fake names for her and her boyfriend. However, when he was asked, the boyfriend gave his real name, and Reese later admitted that she had lied, the report stated.
Reese's two small children were in her car at the time, the report stated.
When one of the officers went to get her wallet out of her Chevrolet Impala to confirm her identity, he found a small bag of marijuana, the report stated.
After the LPD officers gave Reese's boyfriend permission to leave the scene, Reese told the man he could take custody of her children.
Reese was then taken to the county jail.