Texas Woman Accused Of Counterfeiting Starched, Ironed The Bills

MIDLAND (June 18, 2014) Lindsey Jackson, 21, of Midland was jailed Wednesday, charged with forgery of a government financial instrument after an attempt to pass counterfeit cash at a Western Union Office.

The woman told investigators the money appeared to be counterfeit because she starched and ironed the bills to prevent wrinkles, an arrest warrant affidavit said.

Jackson, who’s held in lieu of $10,000 bond, was arrested Monday after officers responded to a report of bogus cash at the Western Union Office.

Jackson wanted to transfer about $150 to a federal prisoner, but a Western Union employee worker used a marker that indicated the bills were bogus, authorities said.

An arrest affidavit says Jackson told the officer the money appeared counterfeit because she likes to starch and iron the bills to get rid of wrinkles.