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Kingsville police arrest counterfeit cash suspects

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Posted at 5:39 PM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 18:39:42-04

KINGSVILLE, TEXAS — Kingsville police say they arrested three people accused of trying to pay with counterfeit bills.

Friday, police say they were called to a gas station in the 1100 block of E. General Cavazos Boulevard after a customer tried to pay with a counterfeit bill.

When officers arrived, they were told the suspects took off in a black Ford Mustang, which was pulled over along Brahma Boulevard. Kingsville police say the man who attempted to use a bogus $20 bill was Christopher Soliz, 41, who was taken into custody. He allegedly had $120 in counterfeit cash, blank checks and two forged checks in his possession.

Investigators noticed two Walmart bags containing items inside the car. They said they also found a small amount of marijuana and heroin. After reviewing security video from the store, police noticed two men were seen on video making purchases using counterfeit cash.

In all, police arrested Soliz, Rodney Ortiz, 44, the driver of the car and Destiny Flowers, 23, who both were inside the vehicle.

Soliz and Ortiz were charged with forgery of a financial document, forgery of a financial instrument, and possession of marijuana and heroin, plus engaging in organized criminal activity.

Flores was charged with possession of marijuana, heroin, and engaging in organized criminal activity.