An attempt to pass counterfeit currency in Tomah was thwarted Sunday, according to the Tomah Police Department. Police arrested three people for allegedly trying to pass a pair of counterfeit $20 bills at Kwik Trip North.
According to the report, police were dispatched to Kwik Trip North, where a clerk declined to accept the two bills from Valdinia Frazier Jablonski, 30, Irmo, South Carolina, as he was attempting to prepay for gas. The clerk kept the two bills, and a police officer who arrived at the scene noticed the two bills had the same serial number, lacked a security strip and didn’t have a watermark of Andrew Jackson. The report says the paper was thicker than normal and didn’t feel like official currency.
Jablonski’s vehicle was still at the gas pump with passengers Karen Nachelle Moody, 28,; and Kierra Diamonnique Young, 21, both of Columbia, South Carolina, when police arrived. Jablonski said he got the two bills when someone sold him a Playstation for $220. He told police he was still at the pump because