Wasilla Woman Held on Suspicion of Currency Forgery

    WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A Wasilla woman suspected of trying to pass bogus $20 bills is being held on suspicion of forgery and criminal trespass.

    Alaska State Troopers say 37-year-old Mandy Edelen is jailed at Mat-Su Pre-trial Facility.

    Troopers early Monday night took a report of a woman at a Parks Highway gas station convenience store attempting to buy $16 in items with a fake $20 bill.

    Troopers say they found a second fake $20 bill in her pocket.

    Online court documents do not list her attorney.

    All are innocent until proven guilty.

    If bills are suspect of being fake, it is recommended to contact police. Passing on a counterfeit bill could cause trouble later on in an investigation. If at a store, contact management as soon as possible.

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