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Pinal County: Woman tried to pay for raffle with fake $100 bill at Country Thunder

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 19:23:41-04

FLORENCE, AZ — The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says a woman from Surprise tried to pass off a fake $100 bill while entering a raffle for an organization that helps the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty during Country Thunder.

Deputies say 20-year-old Sarah Faultner paid for $50 of raffle tickets through the 100 Club of Arizona. After handing Faultner her change, the 100 Club worker noticed the bill had a weird texture. When examined, the worker saw "play copy money" was written on the counterfeit bill, according to the sheriff's office.

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When questioned, deputies say Faultner initially gave a fake name.

"It is sad that someone would try to take advantage of a charity, especially a charity that supports law enforcement," Sheriff Mark Lamb said in a news release.

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Faultner's arrest was one of 11 the sheriff's office made during the four-day country music festival. Deputies responded to a total of 215 calls within the concert and campground area, most for disorderly conduct, fights, noise or medical issues. In 2018, there were 227 calls.