ABOVE: Jamey Gregoire / Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office
A Siskiyou County woman has been arrested on suspicion of trying to buy items with counterfeit money.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, 32-year-old Jamey Gregoire of McCloud tried to spend a counterfeit $100 bill at the Dollar General in Dunsmuir on the morning of Saturday, May 9.
When an employee confronted her about its legitimacy, she reportedly fled in a Honda sedan with Oregon plates.
An SCSO Sergeant responded to the scene and broadcast a description of Gregoire and her vehicle, both of which were spotted by a local police officer in Mount Shasta soon thereafter.
Upon discovering that Gregoire’s driving privileges had been suspended, the officer placed her under arrest.
The officer then searched her vehicle and ended up finding about $2,000 in suspected counterfeit money, as well as a small amount of methamphetamine, a smoking pipe, and a handgun.
Authorities say this had been the second time Gregoire had allegedly tried to spend counterfeit money at the same store. In addition to the items mentioned above, officers also found a small amount of legitimate cash during the vehicle search, suggesting Gregoire had successfully spent at least one of the counterfeit bills.
Gregoire was booked at the Siskiyou County Jail on suspicion of possession of counterfeit money, shoplifting, driving on a suspended or revoked license, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.