Christopher Maher, Alice Echo-News Journal
An Alice woman was arrested for allegedly using counterfeit money at Wal-Mart Sunday, and the Alice Police Department is investigating the incident to determine where the money originated, police officials said.
According to Alice Police Department reports, shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday officers were called to the Wal-Mart SuperCenter in Alice in reference to a possible forgery.
Store officials informed officers a woman had purchased a 15-inch flat screen HDTV Saturday using cash, and the cash was later determined to be counterfeit.
While store investigators were reviewing the surveillance video of the transaction Sunday, the woman reportedly walked into the store and brought the television back and requested a refund.
Store officials contacted the Alice Police Department, and were able to delay the woman until officers arrived.
The woman, later identified as Kayla Ann Garcia, 18, was arrested and charged with forgery.
She was transported to the Jim Wells County jail and was later released on $500 bond.
The counterfeit money was collected by investigators with the Alice Police Department.
Alice Police Chief Danny Bueno said Tuesday the incident is still under investigation, and more arrests are possible in the case.