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Woman arrested for passing counterfeit money at Shepherdsville Walmart

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Funny money found in Shepherdsville. A trip to a Walmart store lands a Louisville woman behind bars.

Shepherdsville Police Department Major Mike O'Donnell says, "Over the last couple of weeks, we've seen an increase in the number of counterfeit bills or reports of people passing counterfeit bills."

The Shepherdsville Police Department says 33-year-old Kimberly Aubrey was arrested Thursday night at the Shepherdsville Walmart.

According to the arrest report, police arrested Aubrey outside the store with items she had allegedly purchased with the fake bills.When they searched her purse, they found printer ink with the packaging removed. Surveillance video confirmed she took it from the store. Police say she used three fake bills to make her purchase.

When officers took her to the detention center, they found fake money hidden in her bra and inside a body cavity. Aubrey was taken to the Jewish South Medical Center to have the remaining bills removed from her body and placed in a biohazard bag.

In court, the judge said, "Based on the allegations, if the clerk's office takes any cash, they need to use gloves."

Major Mike O'Donnell says, "Like we say to all the criminals, if you commit a crime, we are going to do our best to put you in jail, for those that
run stores or do business with people with cash, at this point, should probably be more vigilant." 

Police say Aubrey had real cash with her too, but also had 21 different fake bills including 1 $5 bill, 19 $10 bills and 1 $50 bill. 

O'Donnell says, "It's the criminal flavor of the week right now. A lot of bills we have seen pass are 10's recently. I don't know why that is, but that seems to be what's happening right now."
The fake money is now being turned over to the Secret Service for analysis

Police don't believe she is tied to a larger crime organization, but the investigations continues.

She's charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, Theft By Unlawful Taking - Shoplifting, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Burglary 3rd Degree, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, and Theft By Deception.

Her bond was set at $10,000 cash, $20,000 property.

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