Pismo Beach police arrest counterfeiting suspects

November 22, 2013

jailPismo Beach police officers arrested a man and woman from San Diego on Tuesday who attempted to use a counterfeit $100 bill to make a purchase at an outlet store.

Officers responded to the Pismo Beach Premium Outlets around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday after a report of the counterfeiting attempt. Shortly after, police located and arrested Erik Richard Erickson, 40, and Corey Anne Browning, 34.

Erickson and Browning used or attempted to use counterfeit $100 and $20 bills at several other locations, according to the Pismo Beach Police.

Officers arrested the two suspects for burglary, possessing and manufacturing counterfeit currency, possession of methamphetamine and criminal conspiracy.

Police seized several hundred dollars in counterfeit currency and booked both suspects in San Luis Obispo County Jail on $20,000 bail.


Jorge Estrada

I almost bought a $1 1957 Silver Certificate this morning. A dollar of silver in 1957 was its value then, what is the value of that bill today?


silver dropped like a rock Oct 15 now hovering just under a twenty dollah bill :(


We definitely have some awesome police work going on in this County. Too bad we can’t say the same for the DA’s office.


Only $20,000 bail?


Wonder if they accept cash?


Ding ! + 1, stunned. very good one. “if they accept cash”. ROTF

BTW, what’s the big deal with counterfeiting cash? The entire planet accepted a laser printed “original” birth certificate for our President. Lemme toss in some birther comparisons here, not that I’m one, but:

If you ask me to “authenticate” a recently discovered copy of the Magna Carta, for example, you’re not going to hand me a laser printed “certified” original, you’re going to let me see the real thing on parchment or velum paper or whatever, right? The dusty old thing signed by the King? The actual paper record, not something out of a laser printer?

Just sayin’