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Two caught with counterfeit money during burglary call

Manuel Tavarez and Patricia Whitson (Source: Odessa Police Department) Manuel Tavarez and Patricia Whitson (Source: Odessa Police Department)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

A man and woman were arrested in Odessa for possession of counterfeit money on Tuesday evening.

Odessa police were called out to a home in the 500 block of Hillcrest Avenue on Tuesday evening for a burglary in progress. 

Authorities said the officers observed a truck parked in front of the home. 

Police identified the occupants of the truck as Manuel Tavarez, 32 and Patricia Whitson, 23.

Further investigation by police revealed Whitson was in possession of a counterfeit $5 bill and Tavarez in possession of a counterfeit $20 bill.

Tavarez and Whitson were later arrested on charges of forgery and Whitson was also arrested for two outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

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