Medina police seek California woman in counterfeit currency case

Medina police seek California woman in counterfeit currency case

MEDINA, OH (WOIO) - Medina Police have issued an arrest warrant for a California woman in connection with their investigation of counterfeit currency in the Medina area. Police need your help to locate the suspect.

36-year-old Brenda L. Duever of California was named in an arrest warrant issued by Medina Police on Tuesday. Duever is charged with Forgery and is considered a fugitive. Additional charges are anticipated when the case is presented to the Medina County Grand Jury.

"A team of our detectives is actively working with Secret Service," said Chief Patrick Berarducci. We are not done. I feel pretty confident more arrests will follow."

On Tuesday, Medina Police along with the US Secret Service, Montville and Medina Township Police departments served a search warrant at 722 N. Broadway Street, Medina seeking evidence of the counterfeiting of U.S. currency.

"We'll confer with Secret Service, Prosecutor Dean Holman and our other partners to determine the best jurisdiction in which to prosecute this case," said Berarducci. We are still actively investigating."

Evidence of counterfeiting was recovered during the search and will be submitted to the U.S. Secret Service laboratory for examination.

The search warrant was authorized by Judge Christopher Collier, Medina County Common Pleas Court.

Any person with information regarding Duever's location is urged to call Medina Police at 330-725-7777. All calls will remain confidential.

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