Truckee residents arrested for alleged involvement in burglary, counterfeiting ring
February 4, 2010
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Law enforcement officials have arrested two people for allegedly being part of a burglary and counterfeiting ring in the Truckee-Tahoe area.
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 burglary, possession of illegal drugs and related paraphernalia, and attempting to pass counterfeit currency, according to a Placer County Sheriff’s Office press release. She has been released on bail.
Matthew Matuskowitz, 27, of Truckee, will also face counterfeiting-related charges after a search allegedly uncovered evidence connecting him to the group.
A burglary warrant also has been issued out of Placer County for Gregory Park, a suspected accomplice, according to the press release.
and#8220;Several other subjects related to Park and Cota are also under investigation for their involvement in these crimes,and#8221; the press release reads.
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.