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Two Fargo residents accused of passing counterfeit money

2 charged in connection with counterfeit money

FARGO – Two Fargo residents have been charged in Cass County in connection with passing counterfeit bills at a south Fargo Wal-Mart.

According to court documents filed Wednesday in Cass County District Court, police executed a search warrant Tuesday at 3102 10th Ave. N. following reports in early June and late May of counterfeit bills being passed at different businesses.

Those businesses included Wal-Mart, Walgreens and the Loaf ’N Jug convenience store in Fargo.

In some of the stores, surveillance video showed a woman, later identified as Jennifer Volk, 29, making the purchases and a man, Walter Ecevedo-Sibrian, who is 35 or 36, both of Fargo, with her.

During the search, police found a counterfeit $100 bill in Volk’s underwear drawer.

Volk told police that another person had paid her with the fake money in a sale of her car in early June but couldn’t explain why they’d been passed prior to that time, court documents say.

Police also found two small meth pipes and a small amount of meth, which Ecevedo-Sibrian admitted were his.

Volk was charged with one count of forgery, and one count of Class B misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

She and Ecevedo-Sibrian were also both charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, also C felonies.

Ecevedo-Sibrian was also charged with one count of Class C felony possession of a controlled substance.

Their next court date is set for July 31.