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      Bakersfield woman accused of counterfeiting money

      {A href="http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/search?q=Bakersfield"}BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A Bakersfield woman was arrested Tuesday on allegations of counterfeiting U.S. currency.

      Shannon Nicole Johannsen, 34, was indicted last week by a federal grand jury, according to prosecutors. She's accused of intent to defraud and counterfeiting Federal Reserve notes.

      Johannsen allegedly used the fake money at various businesses, including a casino in Bakersfield and a cellular phone store. A search of her residence revealed digital images of $100 bills for use in counterfeiting activities, according to prosecutors.

      If Johannsen is convicted, she faces a maximum statutory penalty of 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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