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Two women charged with attempting to use counterfeit money at Prescott Valley stores

Lizeth Duran, 22, and Nancy Cardenas, 23, allegedly used or tried to use counterfeit $100 bills at Alberston's, Fry's and Kohl's

Lizeth Duran, 22, and Nancy Cardenas, 23, allegedly used or tried to use counterfeit $100 bills at Alberston's, Fry's and Kohl's

Prescott Valley police booked Lizeth Duran and Nancy Cardenas into the Yavapai County Jail Wednesday on felony charges of forgery and possession of a forged instrument after employees told officers the women used or tried to use counterfeit $100 bills at three Prescott Valley stores.

Shortly after 3 p.m., officers answered a call about a suspect using a counterfeit bill at Albertson's, but the suspect fled on foot before officers arrived.

While investigating that case, another call came in that individuals suspected of passing counterfeit currency were near the Kohl's store on Glassford Hill Road, Prescott Valley Police Sgt. Brandon Bonney said.

Officers responded and identified the two women as Cardenas, 23, and Duran, 22, both of Phoenix.

"It is important for any retailer who is presented with counterfeit currency to immediately call the local police department," Bonney said. "Quick reporting in these cases aided in the capture of the suspects."

Investigators learned Cardenas and Duran used or tried to use counterfeit $100 bills at Alberston's, Fry's and Kohl's in Prescott Valley, Bonney said.