A 30-year-old Hood County woman is in custody, accused of trying to use a counterfeit $100 bill to make a small purchase at a Thorp Spring grocery store, Sheriff’s Office officials said.
Deidre Rae McDonald, of the 2300 block of Balboa Court in the Mesa Grande subdivision north of Granbury, was arrested on Aug. 27 by a deputy, Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.
The felony charge is listed as forgery of a government document. The offense took place at David’s grocery in the 2300 block of Lipan Highway, Rose said.
“McDonald tried to make a small purchase, but an alert cashier discovered the fake money, which caused McDonald to flee the store,” Rose stated. He said the report did not indicate whether McDonald left the store in a vehicle or on foot.
After viewing a store video of the incident, investigators were able to learn where McDonald was staying and tracked her for the arrest, Rose said. The location where the arrest was made – which was not at her home – is being withheld. It had no connection with the offense, Rose said.
The lieutenant said he has not heard of any other counterfeit bills being passed in the county recently.
McDonald, who has a $10,000 bond, remained in custody as of press time.
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