Authorities Bust Up Counterfeit Money Operation in Hondo
MEDINA COUNTY, TX. – Medina County authorities busted an alleged counterfeit manufacturing operation Monday that resulted in the arrest of seven people.
Warrants were served by state, federal, and local authorities at the 200 block of County Road 442 in Hondo. It was reported that $12,000 in counterfeit currency was found at the location. Authorities quickly dismantled the manufacturing capabilities of the operation, according to reports on KSAT 12.
Seven arrests were made by the Medina County Sheriff’s Office so far and more are pending. Those who were arrested were charged with forgery and at least one individual is being charged with felon in possession of a firearm.
Many different agencies helped with the investigation; they include U.S. Secret Service South Texas Regional Task Force, the Medina County Sheriff’s Office, Hondo Police Department, Castroville Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety CID, Texas Rangers and Aviation and Highway Patrol.
The following individuals were arrested:
Rebecca Ann Solis, 41; Joe Anthony Alvarado, 46; Raymond Rodriquez-Towell, 17; Monika Rodriguez, 44; Reymundo Rodriguez, 62; and Rene Vargas, 55.