Woman, 28, facing jail for allegedly passing fake $50

A 28-year-old woman is wanted on an arrest warrant for allegedly passing a fake $50 bill at a South Whidbey gas station Sept. 28, according to court documents.

Prosecutors charged Destiny M. Barber 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 had received the phony money from a female 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 that she had 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 had been in the home, the report states.

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

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