A woman from Rio Grande was arrested Wednesday for using and being a part of a counterfeit money operation and is now facing numerous charges.

Wednesday, Middle Township Police received a report of counterfeit money being passed at Avalon Bagel in Rio Grande. Following an investigation, the Middle Township Street Crimes Unit and Lower Township Police Department’s Detective Division developed information on a suspect and a counterfeit money operation that had been running out of the Beach House Hotel in Rio Grande.


During the investigation the suspect, 36-year-old Jennifer Scott of Rio Grande, had moved from Rio Grande and was located at a residence in Lower Township, where she was arrested. A printer and several hundred dollars in counterfeit money was confiscated.

Scott was charged in Middle Township with three counts of forgery a third degree crime, for passing counterfeit money. Lower Township Police charged her with possessing forgery devices, and making counterfeit money, both are third degree crimes. Scott was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Center on $80,000 bail.