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Bogus $50 Bills Lead to Sioux Falls Arrests



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    Police are trying to sort out a counterfeiting case that landed four people in jail in Sioux Falls.
     They followed a trail of phony bills, and ended up arresting the suspects on a long list of other charges.

     It all started here at the Lucky Lady Casino 11th street near downtown.
     Police say a woman tried to pass five $50 bills, but the clerk noticed something funny about the bills and alerted police.
     When officers arrived they confronted 40 year old Ronnie Hudson, who handed over the bills.She told police she got them from a friend. Police contacted the friend, who is a tattoo artist.
     He gave a woman a tattoo and was paid in cash, which turned out to be counterfeit.
 Police contacted 22 year old Kayla Potratz who got the tattoo and asked her to come to the Lucky Lady Casino.
     She arrived but police say Potratz was scared off by all the police cars and told a friend she was in the area of 14th and Minnesota.

Department spokesman, Officer Sam Clemens says they had another officer who found her at a nearby gas station. There were two men in a car with her; police say they found a fake $20 bill in the car. Officers say they also found a 40 caliber handgun, 2 sets of brass knuckles and a small amount of meth.     

     After it was all said and done, 4 people were hauled to jail on a wide variety of charges.

     The woman police say originally tried use the fake money, probably didn't know it was fake.
     However police say they found meth on Ronnie Hudson and charged her with possession.

     Potratz, who is from Sioux Falls and who was in the car with the two men is facing concealed weapon and possession of meth charges.
     Travis Mayberry is charged with possession of counterfeit money, possession of a controlled substance and a concealed weapon.
     And Charles Davis is charged with possession of counterfeit money, aggravated assault, and possession of a concealed weapon and possession of meth.  

     Police have collected the counterfeit money and will work with federal authorities to track down the source.
     The Secret Service, which is a part of the U.S. Treasury Department, handles most counterfeiting cases. 
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