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Detectives Uncover Counterfeit Money
Detectives from Riverbank Police Services on Thursday arrested three local residents including a Target store cashier on suspicion of making fake $100 bills at home and passing them at the Crossroads store.

After receiving information from store investigators that counterfeit $100 bills were being used in their store and that a store employee was possibly involved, detectives interviewed a cashier, Valerie Craven, 53, of Riverbank and arrested her on suspicion of burglary, forgery, criminal conspiracy and making unauthorized paper money, said Sheriff's Public Information Officer Royjindar Singh.

Detectives also obtained and served a search warrant at Craven's home in the 6500 block of Jackson Avenue where they found numerous items used to make counterfeit money. They included computers, printers, a heat press, inks, dyes, paper cutters and over $29,000 in counterfeit $100 bills.

Craven's boyfriend Clay Roberts, 57, and Michael Keys, 50, also of Riverbank, were at her home when detectives arrived and also were arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Jail.

Roberts was arrested on suspicion of forgery with intent to defraud, criminal conspiracy, burglary, making unauthorized paper money and possession of counterfeit money and plates.