Two Charged in Storm Lake for Passing Counterfeit Money

A young woman and teenage boy have been charged after they attempted to pass counterfeit money at a Storm Lake business.

According to the Storm Lake Police Department, officers were called to Beer Thirty at 208 East Milwaukee Avenue around 4pm on Tuesday after they received a report of an adult female attempting to pass counterfeit money. Store employees alleged that 21-year-old Melissa Menisor tried to buy merchandise with a fake one-hundred dollar bill. Police seized the counterfeit bill on scene, and further investigation revealed that a 16-year-old male had allegedly accompanied Menisor and provided her with the counterfeit bill. They were both taken into custody on scene without incident. The 16-year-old reportedly possessed other counterfeit bills, and he may have passed them at other Storm Lake businesses.

The 16-year-old was issued a juvenile referral for Forgery, a class D felony. He was released to a parent pending an appearance in juvenile court.

Menisor was charged with Forgery, and was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a five-thousand dollar bond.

The incident remains under investigation, and additional charges are possible.