ELKO – American currency usually doesn’t have Asian writing on it, at least not in bright red letters.

That’s what tipped off clerks to bogus $100 bills at Khoury’s markets in Spring Creek, and led to the arrest of a 45-year-old Spring Creek woman on forgery charges.

Elko Undersheriff Ron Supp said deputies were called to Khoury’s on Dec. 19 when a woman attempted to use a $100 bill that was “obviously counterfeit, with red Asian writing on the front and back of the bill.”

Stephanie M. Wood was allowed to leave the store after making excuses about where she obtained the bill, however, she presented an identical $100 bill the following day at the other Khoury’s market in Spring Creek.

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This time she was arrested on two counts of uttering a forged instrument.

Bail was set at $15,000.

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