Woman, 28, accused of passing fake $50 bill

A woman is wanted on an arrest warrant for allegedly passing a fake $50 bill at a South Whidbey gas station Sept. 28, said court records.

Prosecutors charged Destiny M. Barber, 28, in Island County Superior Court Nov. 16 with forgery. She could face up to 60 days in jail if convicted of the charge. A judge issued a $5,000 warrant for Barber’s arrest.

An employee at the Shell Station in Freeland reported to police that he received the phony money from a customer earlier in the day. Another employee discovered the counterfeit bill by using “a fake bill marker,” according to a report by a deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

The deputy identified the customer with the fake bill through a video. He found Barber and her boyfriend living in a car parked near the Freeland library. She told the deputy she received the bill from a friend, the report states.

The deputy spoke to the friend, who said he had a fake $50 bill that went missing from a case after Barber was in the home, the report states.

The deputy was unable to locate Barber a second time, he wrote.

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