Lethbridge woman charged for passing counterfeit currency

Lethbridge Police have charged a 34-year-old woman in connection with an ongoing investigation into the passing of counterfeit currency at local businesses.

On March 1, 2018 members of the Economic Crimes Unit, with assistance from the Priority Crimes Unit and Patrols, executed three search warrants – at a hotel room, westside residence and a U-haul. A female was arrested without incident during a vehicle stop. The searches resulted in the seizure of printer cartridges, several sheets of paper and clippings of counterfeit US currency. Some of US bills had serial numbers matching those of several bills passed at local business over the past week. A stolen licence plate, printer and other items were also recovered.

Kristina Lucille Zinger, 34, of Lethbridge is charged with possession of counterfeit money, uttering counterfeit money, making counterfeit money and possession of stolen property under $5,000. Zinger is schedule to appear in court March 7.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges against additional subjects are anticipated.