Truckee resident Matuskowitz not arrested for counterfeiting |

Truckee resident Matuskowitz not arrested for counterfeiting

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Contrary to an earlier report in the Sierra Sun, Matthew Matuskowitz of Truckee was not arrested in connection to counterfeiting, but will face related charges, according to the Placer County Sheriffand#8217;s Office.

On Jan. 27, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office and Truckee Police Department, along with the U.S. Secret Service, served a search warrant on several homes in Truckee, arresting Kurina Cota, 33, of Truckee, for several counts of alleged burglary, possession of illegal drugs and related paraphernalia, and allegedly attempting to pass counterfeit currency, according to a Placer County Sheriff’s Office press release. She has been released on bail.

Sgt. John Giovannini said Matuskowitz, 27, will be charged with alleged possession of counterfeit money after counterfeit money and materials were allegedly found when a search warrant was served at his Truckee home.

and#8220;I donand#8217;t know if he will be charged federally or locally,and#8221; Giovannini said.

He said that more charges have been filed against Coda, and that Gregory Park, an alleged accomplice, is still at large.

Law enforcement suspects counterfeit bills have been passed in the Truckee, North Tahoe and Reno areas. Any merchants or persons who suspect they have been passed counterfeit bills should contact either Truckee Police at 550-2323 or the Placer County Sheriff’s Office at 581-6300.

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