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Two arrests made in Paso Robles counterfeit money investigation

Posted at 1:47 PM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 16:47:26-04

Paso Robles police say two people were taken into custody in connection with a counterfeit money investigation.

Police say they arrested Ryan McGovran, 25, and Devyn Harmon, 27, on Thursday.

Investigators say McGovran used a fake $100 bill at Alliance Board Shop on Monday, May 6.

Detectives found him in a motorhome in Paso Robles, where they say he lived with Harmon.

Earlier this month, police said a man went into Alliance Board Shop in the 1200 block of Park Street where he selected a pair of socks, paid with counterfeit money, and received change for the transaction.

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Later that same day, police said they received a report that a man used a counterfeit $100 bill to purchase a $100 gift card at a business in the 1200 block of Spring Street.

The police department previously said it was looking for a couple of men who were believed to have used counterfeit bills.

Police had identified Brandon Vinnedge, 41 of San Luis Obispo County, as a person of interest. It is unclear if there have been any leads on his whereabouts.

Police say McGovran had a no-bail warrant out of San Luis Obispo County and Harmon had warrants out of both San Luis Obispo and Tulare Counties.

Police say the two were found hunkered down in their motorhome and were arrested without incident.

During a search of the motorhome, detectives say they found evidence linking the pair to manufacturing fake U.S. currency.

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