A Windom woman, Alexis Jewelle Anderson, age 37, was sentenced in Redwood County Court for using counterfeit money to purchase some goods at an area business.
According to court documents, on June 27, 2021, the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office was called to Jackpot Junction Casino on a report someone had tried to use a fake $100 bill to buy refreshments. Deputies inspected the bill, and noted it had the word “replica” printed on it, along with the phrase, “This is not legal. It is to be used for motion pictures.” In addition, the bill had a blue-green tint, and was textured like paper from a standard printer.
Anderson told deputies she did not know the $100 was not real, and that she had gotten it from her boyfriend, who had gotten it from an ATM. Law enforcement attempted to contact Anderson’s boyfriend numerous times, with no response.
On May 23, Anderson was convicted with a stay of imposition of felony passing of counterfeit currency. She was sentenced to two years supervised probation, 80 hours community service, and fees and fines of $435.