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Associated Press, Published September 25 2012

Woman pleads guilty in western ND counterfeit case

BISMARCK — An 18-year-old woman who was charged along with her boyfriend and another man in a North Dakota counterfeit case has pleaded guilty in federal court.

Kasi Switzer, of Las Vegas, is accused of manufacturing and passing bogus bills to several businesses in Watford City. Her boyfriend, Shawn Patton, also of Las Vegas, and another man, Travis Linseth, of Watford City, also are charged in the case.

Switzer is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 20.

Watford City police had received complaints from local banks about the counterfeit bills. Switzer allegedly passed a phony $50 bill to a pizza food truck in Watford City.

Authorities say a search of a residence shared by Patton and Switzer yielded evidence, including copy paper, rubber cement, color printer cartridges, printer and paper trimmer.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.