2012-04-12 / Local & State

Secret Service Joins Somerset Counterfeiting Probe

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – The U.S. Secret Service has joined the investigation of two Dover, Del. women arrested last month on charges they tried to use counterfeit cash to buy electronics at a southwestern Pennsylvania Wal-Mart.

Somerset state police Cpl. Edward Thomas tells the Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown that police believe the women are part of a larger group passing counterfeit money in several states.

Online court records don't list an attorney for 29-yearold Tynita Bailey and the attorney for 27-year-old Kimberly Riddick didn't immediately return a call Monday.

The women face a preliminary hearing Tuesday and have been in the Somerset County Jail since they were arrested March 31 for allegedly trying to buy an Apple I-Pad and two digital cameras. Police say the women had $3,500 in bogus currency.

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