Two Ocala women busted in counterfeit bill operation

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By Mark Scohier, Staff writer

Two women trying to pass off fake money at Walmart and who may, according to police, be part of a wide-scale counterfeit ring were arrested Friday night by Chiefland police officers.
"I'm very proud of my guys for catching these people and for helping bring this case to closure," CPD Chief Robert Douglas said Tuesday.
Douglas said his department had been issued a be-on-the-lookout for counterfeiting suspects who had been operating in parts of Florida and south Georgia.
According to a CPD report, Deborah Maggeline Booker, 21, of Ocala, was "nervously" pacing in front of the store in search of her friend when officers, tipped off by Walmart employees, arrived at about 10 p.m.
She told police the friend she was expecting, 22-year-old Tommara Miracle Mathis, also of Ocala, was somewhere in the parking lot, driving a gold Dodge.
Mathis was spotted after a while and detained by police where both women were identified from surveillance photos taken at Walmart, according to the report.

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