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Date and Time of Release: 3 Aug. 2011

Date and Time of Incident: 2 Aug. 2011, at approx. 11:00 pm

Subject: Fictitious Money Arrest

2 Aug. 2011, at approx. 11:00 pm, Wal-Mart called the Sonora Police Department and reported that they were detaining a female subject who was attempting to pass fictitious money.

Officers arrived and contacted Wal-Mart employees. The employees related that Jaime Huisman, 24 of Sonora, had attempted to purchase items with fictitious $20, $10 and $5 bills. Both employees noticed right away that the bills were fictitious because of their texture, color, lack of security features and that they all had the same serial number.

The employees also informed the officers that Huisman was a former employee of Wal-Mart; and had received training through Wal-Mart on how to identify fictitious money and she should have noticed the texture and color were obviously not correct.

Officers spoke with Huisman, who claimed she had received the money from her boyfriend and that she had no idea that the money was fraudulent until the employees from Wal-Mart confronted her about it. During a search of Huisman’s purse additional fictitious bills were located.

Huisman was taken into custody without incident. She was transported to the Tuolumne County Jail and booked for;

Felony passing fictitious bills
Felony burglary